While the coronavirus is shaking the world, states capacity requires a functioning (e)-government.
Governments’ capacity is suddenly under the microscope, which is making the case for digital government reforms in the image of Estonia not just attractive, which they have always been, but vital.
Estonia has been doing e-Cabinet since the early 2000s; e-Voting has been possible since 2005; it's e-Justice systems are both one of the cheapest to run and one of the fastest in Europe, and Estonia set itself the goal of digitalising all educational materials already in 2015.
Moreover, Estonia is establishing "Data embassies" in order to replicate a good part of its information, including sensitive and classified information, in various physical locations outside the national territory, either in third countries facilities subject to diplomatic and consular law or in private servers.
Estonia may be the nation best prepared for the consequences of the pandemic, both economically and socially. Its economy is bound to tech, its government is digital, and most services in the country either are or can be provided electronically