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Public Administration and Development, Volume 41, pp 128-134; https://doi.org/10.1002/pad.1953
Outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic is testing governments' capacity. Generally, considerable attention is paid to the capacity and response of the central or national governments; however, COVID-19 pandemic is local in nature. Although central authorities have important roles to play in COVID-19 response, local governments, being closer to people, are best-positioned to form the first line of defense.