Governments’ Measures to Govern the Coronavirus Crisis and the Lessons Learned

doi: 10.53116/pgaflr.2020.2.2

Abstract

Since its appearance in late 2019 in China, the Coronavirus pandemic has posed a real challenge to humanity and  governments. No country was safe from the effects of the virus, whether from a medical, economic, or social point of  view. In the absence of international coordination, countries began to rely on their own capabilities to curb the pandemic  and mitigate its negative effects. To achieve these goals, different strategies and measures have been adopted. Despite  the challenges governments faced, these measures definitely helped alleviate the severity of the epidemic and slowed its  spread. These measures include, but are not limited to, lockdown, border restrictions, home quarantine, the imposition of  wearing masks and social distancing. This crisis stresses the importance of a country’s financial, technical and human  capabilities in governing crises. Moreover, it revealed that the absence of international cooperation in managing  international crises has dire consequences for the international community. 

Keywords:

Coronavirus pandemic Covid-19 economic implication governmental measures crisis

How to Cite

Sulaiman, S. (2021). Governments’ Measures to Govern the Coronavirus Crisis and the Lessons Learned. Public Governance, Administration and Finances Law Review, 5(2), 17–31. https://doi.org/10.53116/pgaflr.2020.2.2