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The World Has a Plan to Fight Coronavirus

What response strategies are countries taking and what are the achieved results so far in the efforts to flatten the curve

H.E. Jan LUNDIN, Ambassador of Sweden

Swedish Government Introduced Support Measures Amounting to 2% GDP

Sweden has been hit hard by COVID-19 just as most European nations. The response seeks to limit the spread of the virus and indeed...

Ana BRNABIĆ, Prime Minister of Serbia

Serbia Hopeful That Coronavirus Pandemic Is Slowing Down

Expecting to end the epidemic, we have managed to keep things under control, which is a huge success for our country and all of...

H.E. Attila PINTÉR, Ambassador of Hungary

Hungary’s Rapid Response and Measures Proved Effective

The coronavirus epidemic put Hungary into an unforeseen and difficult situation that required an immediate response. The first registered patient with COVID-19 was diagnosed...

H.E. Thomas SCHIEB, Ambassador of Germany

Germany’s Resilience and Ability To Cope With The Unprecedented Crisis

The Federal Government and the governments of the Länder, who are the competent authorities for the implementation of all measures of infection control, have...

H.E. Subrata BHATTACHARJEE, Ambassador of India

Prime Minister Modi Leads India’s Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic

On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Coronavirus/COVID-19 a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern”. This was indeed a matter of...

H.E. Kathleen CSABA, Ambassador of Canada

Experience With SARS Helped Canada Respond To COVID-19

Canada saw its first cases of coronavirus in January, at first only in Toronto and Vancouver. These early cases were linked to people travelling...

H.E. Yorgos DIACOFOTAKIS, Ambassador of Greece

Severe Containment Measures In Greece Proved Successful

Thanks to early and severe containment measures, Greece has successfully managed to flatten the curve very quickly and slow down the spread of the...

H.E. Kimmo LÄHDEVIRTA, Ambassador of Finland

Emergency Powers Act Taken Into Use In Finland For The First Time

The first coronavirus case in Finland was discovered in January, but the patient was quickly isolated and recovered well. Kimo Lahdevirt ambasador Finske The next batches...

H.E. Philippe GUEX, Ambassador of Switzerland

Switzerland Successful in Flattening the Curve

Switzerland is among the countries most affected by the pandemic in Europe, with over 27,000 cases and more than 1,300 deaths (as per statistics...

Dejan Vladić, Minister – Counsellor, The Embassy of Slovenia

Mass Testing In Slovenia

On 12 March 2020 Slovenia declared the epidemic due to the increasing number of cases of coronavirus infection. The expert opinion of the National...

H.E. Tomáš KUCHTA, Ambassador of Czech Republic

Czech Republic Introduced “Intelligent Quarantine” Approach

To detect COVID-19 the so-called PCR tests are used, which confirm the rapid increase of sections of DNA. This method is recommended by the...

H.E. Nikolaus LUTTEROTTI, Ambassador of Austria

Austria One Of The First European Countries With The Restrictive Measures

Austria has pursued a strategy of early and strict lockdown followed by a controlled re-opening of public life. In fact, Austria has been one...

H.E. Tanju BILGIÇ, Ambassador of Turkey

Turkey Sees Relatively Low Coronavirus Mortality Rate

Turkey is committed to strengthening international cooperation in combating this global threat. We closely follow and support the plans announced by the international organizations,...

H.E. Aida SMAJIĆ, Ambassador of Bosnia & Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina Implements Rigorous Measures

As dramatic news arrived from Italy, Spain and then from our closest neighbouring countries, Bosnia and Herzegovina was preparing how to respond to the...

H.E. Ahmed Al SAYEGH, UAE Minister of State

UAE Provided A Stimulus Package Worth USD 70 Billion

With governments around the world grappling with COVID-19 and the implications it poses for their people and economies, the need for international cooperation is...

H.E. Mohamad Amine BELHAJ, Ambassador of Morocco

Situation Remains Stable In Morocco

Allow me to put forward a few concerns regarding this global health issue. This is an unprecedented crisis in terms of its violence and...

H.E. Anders Christian HOUGÅRD, Ambassador of Denmark

Denmark’s Timely Reactions Lead To Optimism

Denmark was the first country in Europe after Italy to announce lockdown. At the time, there were no registered deaths and the number of...

H.E. Carlo Lo CASCIO, Ambassador of Italy

Italy Every Day “In a Battle” To Save Lives

As the first country in Europe to be hit – and very hard - by the virus, Italy implemented a set of measures in...

H.E. Gilles Arnout BESCHOOR PLUG, Ambassador of The Netherlands

Netherlands Slowly Moving In The Right Direction

The Netherlands has, like every country in the world, introduced measures to tackle coronavirus - handwashing, staying at home as much as possible, working...

H.E. Ruth Caris STEWART, Ambassador of Australia

Australia Managed To Get To A Good Position To Move Forward

Australia’s Department of Health began monitoring the situation already in early January this year and developed a national response plan by mid-February. In any health...

H.E. Oleksandr ALEKSANDROVYCH, Ambassador of Ukraine

Ukraine Faces Massive Return Of Ukrainians From Abroad

Ukraine was among the first in Europe to introduce nationwide measures to deal with COVID-19. The government adopted its initial decisions on 11 March...

H.E. Koenraad ADAM, Ambassador of Belgium

Belgium Proved The Resilience Of Its Public Health System

From the outset of the crisis, Belgium has been severely hit by COVID19. This is due to several factors: we are one of the...

H.E. Radko VLAYKOV, Ambassador of Bulgaria

Measures Imposed In Bulgaria One Of The Most Liberal In Europe

In Bulgaria, as in many other countries in Europe, there is an intense debate between experts, politicians and citizens about a model to be...

H.E. Jørn Gjelstad, Norwegian Ambassador

Norway Introduced Corona Act

Today I believe we have managed to control and contain the spread of COVID-19 effectively in Norway. I remember 12 March when the Norwegian Government...

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