People across the world are now in the need of a strong, inspiring, and resolute leader more than ever.
Three countries are doing an incredible job during this global pandemic, and their Prime Ministers just happen to be women.
Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of Finland:
The Prime Minister of Finland, Sanna Marin, said in a press conference that borders are expected to be closed in the country, and her government took immediate control of the country’s reserves of medical equipment and pharmaceuticals. She will also be using a fast track option of the Emergency Powers Act to make such decisions, and she also announced that the passenger railway traffic between Finland and Russia (Helsinki and St Petersburg) will end.
Goods and cargo transports, however, will continue across all borders. Marin told reports that the country is prepared for everything, even when more difficult times are coming.
Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a special COVID-19 financial plan package to reduce the forthcoming recession caused by the pandemic, and she told reporters that they had gone hard with their health response, and now they’re going hard with their financial assistance.
The financial package totals $11.98 billion and it includes wage guarantees, tax relief, welfare provisions, and aviation bailouts.
Ardern went Norway’s way and held a press conference just for children on Wednesday, alongside two doctors.
Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway
Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg decided to hold a press conference just for children and children’s media earlier this week. Why? Because many children think it is scary. She said, though, that it is OK to be scared when so many things happen at the same time, but she reassured her audience that everything will be OK at the end.
According to her office, many children have questions about the coronavirus pandemic, and this is why the government is organizing a separate press-conference for children.