A new analysis by Australian think tank the Lowy Institute has found that New Zealand has handled the coronavirus pandemic more effectively than any other country in the world. The study assesses the coronavirus response of almost 100 nations where Sri Lanka is 10th of the list with 76.8 overall points.
28 January, 2021 | 04:41 a.m.
New analysis has found that New Zealand has handled the coronavirus pandemic more effectively than any other country in the world.
Researchers tracked COVID-19 case numbers in each country, as well as confirmed deaths and testing rates.
While New Zealand took top spot, it was closely followed by Vietnam, Taiwan and Thailand, which were ranked second, third and fourth, respectively.
Sri Lanka also performed strongly and was ranked 10th in the world by the Lowy Institute two notches behind Australia.
The United States has been ravaged by the pandemic and languishes near the bottom of the table, at number 94. Indonesia and India did not perform much better, sitting at numbers 85 and 86, respectively.
Lowy did not rate China's response to the pandemic, citing a lack of publicly available testing data.
This is not the 1st time Sri Lanka ranked top 10 in the world with respect to pandemic control. On September 22nd, YICAI Research Institute, a well-known Chinese financial think tank, released a comprehensive survey report in terms of Covid-19 pandemic prevention measures, economic recovery and international cooperation in 108 countries, with Sri Lanka ranked 2nd in the overall score.
This table provides a ranked comparison of the average performance over time of countries in managing the COVID-19 pandemic in the 36 weeks following their hundredth confirmed case of the virus. In total, 98 countries were evaluated, based on the availability of data across the six indicators used to construct this Index. *
Results can be sorted by rank or alphabetically.