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The Early Stage of COVID-19 Outbreak in Greece: A Review of the National Response and the Socioeconomic Impact

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Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland
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Department of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54627 Thessaloniki, Greece
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Division of Environmental Health and Health Promotion, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Global Health, University of Geneva, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(1), 322; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18010322
Received: 14 November 2020 / Revised: 12 December 2020 / Accepted: 24 December 2020 / Published: 4 January 2021
Greece is a European-Union country, of around 10 million people, located in the southeast part of Europe. The economy is recovering from a long period of deep recession, due to the economic crisis that started in 2008. The economic problems greatly influenced the structure and resources of the healthcare system of the country. In addition to the economic challenges, the country has been facing a refugee crisis, characterized by many overcrowded hotspots and tensions with neighboring Turkey. The COVID-19 outbreak arrived in Greece on 26 February 2020, at the time that Athens had declared a state of emergency at the Greek/Turkish border. From this point in time the government enforced a series of measurements, aiming to contain the epidemic and avoid the collapse of the healthcare system. The vast majority of the general population complied to the measures and consequently Greece’s death toll was low. The impacts of the outbreak are expected to be, as everywhere worldwide, multifaceted and to affect many parts of the economic, social and political life of the country. View Full-Text
Keywords: Greece; Covid-19; SARS-CoV 2; coronavirus outbreak; mathematical modeling; pandemic; public health measurements; social measurements Greece; Covid-19; SARS-CoV 2; coronavirus outbreak; mathematical modeling; pandemic; public health measurements; social measurements
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Kousi, T.; Mitsi, L.-C.; Simos, J. The Early Stage of COVID-19 Outbreak in Greece: A Review of the National Response and the Socioeconomic Impact. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 322. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18010322

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Kousi, Timokleia; Mitsi, Lefkothea-Christina; Simos, Jean. 2021. "The Early Stage of COVID-19 Outbreak in Greece: A Review of the National Response and the Socioeconomic Impact" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 18, no. 1: 322. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18010322

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