And the New Zealand the country that has responded best to the global pandemic. The Lowy Institute di Sydney which has drawn up an interesting ranking taking into consideration 98 nations.
A popular destination for its extraordinary variety of landscapes, entered into the collective imagination of those who dream of embarking on a journey to enchanted and remote places, the splendid jewel of the South Pacific, which in recent days has launched a curious appeal to travelers, has distinguished itself for having immediately adopted drastic measures against the spread of the coronavirus.
In second place in the ranking we find the Vietnam, already praised in recent months by the international press as virtuous model in the fight against Covid-19, thanks to the timeliness of the measures implemented by the authorities and the widespread tracking of the population.
The bronze medal, on the other hand, goes to Taiwan where, according to experts, the timely closure of borders and the tight regulation of travel have greatly contributed to containing the contagion. The beautiful capital Taipei was also ranked among the safest cities in the world, in the latest survey by Numbeo, the largest database of up-to-date and timely information on living conditions in various parts of the planet.
Moving forward with the ranking, we discover that the fourth country that has reacted best to the global health emergency is the Thailand, which in recent days has decided to introduce a new tax for international tourists that will be used to provide travelers insurance benefits, as well as for the development of tourist destinations and infrastructures.
Finally, in fifth place in the ranking of nations that have distinguished themselves in the fight against Covid-19 we find the island of Cyprus, another popular destination for its beaches and fascinating cultural and natural heritage.
They complete the top ten Rwanda, Iceland, Australia, Latvia e Sri Lanka, while the 'Italy arises at 59esimo place, four steps below Germany (55) and well ahead of France (73) and Spain (78).
"In general, countries with smaller populations, cohesive societies and capable institutions have a comparative advantage in dealing with a global crisis such as a pandemic," explained experts from the Lowy Institute.
The Australian academic think tank examined each country's response to the pandemic on the basis of six indicators, including the total number of coronavirus cases and deaths, swabs performed and the percentage of positivity.Oceania city Sydney
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