It’s still one of the safest countries to dwell in amidst this pandemic.
S’pore Ranked 4th In the Safest Country in the World for COVID-19; Even Above New Zealand & Taiwan
According to an entire 250-page report, Singapore is the 4th safest country in the world right now for Covid-19. They place ahead of such countries as New Zealand and Taiwan, which rank at 9th and 16th respectively.
Switzerland, Germany and Israel place 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively. Cambodia, Laos and Bahamas take up the last three spots.
Compiled using “130 quantitative and qualitative parameters and over 11,400 data points like quarantine efficiency, monitoring and detection, health readiness, and government efficiency”, the report’s by the Deep Knowledge Group, “a consortium of companies and nonprofits owned by Deep Knowledge Ventures, an investment firm founded in 2014 in Hong Kong”.
It should be noted that there has been a considerable change in the safety rankings in the past few months.
At first, countries that were capable of reacting quickly to crises and had high levels of emergency preparedness were ranked at the top. Now, countries with more resilient economies place higher on the list.
“Switzerland and Germany achieve the #1 and #2 positions in this new special case study specifically because of their economy’s resilience, and due to the careful ways in which they are attempting to relax lockdown and economic freezing mandates in a fact and science-based manner, without sacrificing public health and safety,” the study says.
Sub-Saharan Africa and South America, as well as some countries in the Middle East and the Asia Pacific, are deemed to be the highest-risk regions right now.
You can check out the full list down below:
- New Zealand
- South Korea1
- United Arab Emirates
- Hong Kong
- Saudi Arabia
- Czech Republic
- Vatican City
- Slovak Republic
- United Kingdom
- South Africa
- San Marino
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Cayman Islands
- Sri Lanka
You can view the full study here.
Not 100% Accurate
I should stress that the report’s just one organisation’s assessment of risk, and that risk within different regions in a single nation may differ as well.
As such, the study should be regarded as a reference case for future endeavours, but should not be trusted blindly. If circumstances happen to contradict the rankings on the list, you’ll be well-advised to follow through with the events around you then rely on a then obsolete subject.
And to end off, I just want to express my initial surprise at Singapore coming in fourth on such a list, with all recent happenings considered. But then again, with the study’s more recent parameters taken into account…
It does make sense for Singapore to be further up the list.
Nonetheless, stay safe people, especially now that the Circuit Breaker is gradually phasing out. Just because Singapore’s fourth on such a list…
Does not mean that they’re invulnerable to any further cases.