What world leaders are saying about Coronavirus…
- “The situation is serious; take it seriously. In a democracy, such curbs should not be enacted lightly – and only ever temporarily. But at the moment they are essential in order to save lives.” – Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
- “Going back, I would do the same. We have a completely different system to China. For us to severely limit constitutional freedoms was a critical decision that we had to consider very carefully. If I had suggested a lockdown or limits on constitutional rights at the start, when there were the first clusters, people would have taken me for a madman.” – Giuseppe Conte, Prime Minister of Italy
- “Confirmed cases and deaths will increase in the next days. We have to remain strong until the end of next week.” Pedro Sanchez, Prime Minister of Spain
- “We are at war. The enemy is there—invisible, elusive—and it is advancing.” -Emmanuel Macron, French President
- “Life is changing in Australia, as it is changing all around the world. Life is going to continue to change, as we deal with the global coronavirus. This is a once in a hundred year type event.” – Scott Morrison, Australian Prime Minister
- “We are transparent – if there is bad news, we tell you. If there are things which need to be done, we also tell you. If people do not trust you, even if you have the right measures, it is going to be very hard to get them implemented.” – Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore
Whether or not millions of people all over the globe are going to live or die because of the killer Coronavirus, will now depend on the kind of decisions that world leaders are going to take.
Chirag Vasani is Chief Editor for wwbnn. He has been writing online and offline since many years now. When he is not writing, he likes to play golf.