Yanis Varoufakis: Coronavirus economic fallout could heap more misery onto Greece

By Natalie Huet

Greece has done a good job containing coronavirus but it’s likely to be the hardest hit by the pandemic’s economic fallout, the country’s former finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, has told Euronews.

Greece shut down schools and imposed restrictions on its citizens from mid-March, and its nationwide lockdown has been just been extended to May 4.

The country has so far reported just over 2,400 cases of COVID-19 and 121 deaths, and former Prime Minister George Papandreou told Euronews it had emerged as an example to many other European states.

“We’ve had a major success (…) in keeping the death toll low,” Varoufakis said in a separate live interview on Euronews Now.

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