Thu, May 21|
Vis-A-Vis: Italian and Philippine Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Time & Location
May 21, 2020, 10:00 AM
About the Event
As the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus is shaking the word and the globa economy, how did nation states react to the pandemic and what were the immediate measures taken by the governments around the globe? In thiswebinar, the Italian and Philippine responses are analyzed side by side to create a constructive dialogue between the two different approaches. Italy is one of the hardest-hit countries and recent data suggest that the Italian Government has succeeded in flattening the curve of cases. On the other hand, the Philippine Government has repeatedly recognized the key role payed by the private sector in assisting the needs of the most vulnerable peopleaffected by the crisis. The analysis of the socio-political and economic dimension characterizing the two countries amidst the COVID-19 pandemic will pave way for interesting insights on projections and expectations.