Ways World Leaders Are Reacting To This

PSA: Be safe, stay home, and stay informed. -Ed

Considering we're eyeballs-deep in a once-in-a-lifetime crisis, you'd expect our world leaders to, well, lead, right? Well, some of them are doing noble things, others are doing hilarious things or absolutely despicable things, and still others are mixing and matching. So, pretty much the same as the rest of us, only with unimaginably more power.

Take a look:


Malaysian queen Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah has been cooking for her country's hospitals. Until the palace went into lockdown, she made mSource: MSN News


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To help save lives stay at home NHS SCOTLAND Scotland's chief medical officer broke her own lockdown - twice. Dr. Catherine Calderwood made two trips Source: BBC News


EN VIVO Ral 0 Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega went MIA for over 40 days. In that time, he didn't make a single public appearance or statement. On ASource: The Guardian


Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says people should fight COVID with vodka. He also told Belarusians to go work in the countryside. There, tSource: Reuters, EURACTIV


Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is using COVID as a cover to grab more power. While the Western press has been occupied by the pandemic, he arrSource: The Daily Beast


Thai king Maha Vajiralongkorn is spending lockdown in a luxury German hotel with his entourage. Hotels in the region are closed, but the Grand Hotel SSource: The Independent, The Irish Times


The top layer of Ecuador's government halved its own pay. Because of the outbreak, President Lenin Moreno, the vice president, the cabinet, parliamentSource: CNN


Ireland's Prime Minister is going to fight COVID directly. Leo Varadkar, who is a medical doctor, has rejoined the medical register and is going to woSource: The Guardian


nite New Zealand's Prime Minister used a TV appearance to make kids less afraid. At a press conference, Jacinda Ardern declared the tooth fairy and EaSource: NPR


Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made death threats to people who violate lockdown. He said he ordered the police and army to shoot dead anyone whSource: Al Jazeera, CBS News


For COVID research, Jared Kushner relied on a Facebook group. He asked Dr. Kurt Kloss (the father of his brother's wife) to ask the members of his ER Source: Politico