Greece and Cyprus Spectacular in Handling COVID-19 Pandemic


WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2020 —  As the latest numbers show, Greece and Cyprus have been spectacular in protecting their citizens against the dangers of the global COVID-19 pandemic. While a number of courageous and creative actions contributed to these results, unlike many other countries, the leaders of Greece and Cyprus shut down their countries and distanced their citizens immediately proximate to their first-reported COVID-19 fatality. In Greece, at its peak, 129 new cases were reported on April 7. New cases per day have since fallen precipitously. From April 12-20, new cases per day were 33, 31, 25, 22, 15, 17, 11, 10 and 10, respectively. And COVID-19-related deaths from April 11-20, [...]