A study published by an Australian research institute today showed that Brazil is the worst country in terms of managing the Covid-19 epidemic crisis, and that New Zealand is the best in the world, while Tunisia ranked first in the Arab world and 21 globally.
The Lowy Institute evaluated nearly a hundred countries based on 5 criteria, which are the number of confirmed injuries and deaths, the number of confirmed injuries per million people, the number of confirmed deaths per million people, the number of confirmed cases for the total number of examinations, and the number of examinations per thousand people.
“These indicators show to what extent countries have done well or badly in responding to the pandemic,” the independent institute said.
In addition to New Zealand, which has largely succeeded in controlling the epidemic thanks to the closure of its borders, isolation measures and a “fast and active” mechanism for conducting checks, there are Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand, Cyprus, Rwanda, Iceland, Australia, Latvia and Sri Lanka, as these countries ranked first among the best countries in response to the health crisis, respectively. .
In contrast, Brazil ranked bottom after Mexico, Colombia, Iran, the United States, Bolivia, Panama, Oman and Ukraine.
At the Arab level, the ranking of countries according to the institute’s classification came as follows: Tunisia (21 globally), the UAE (35), Bahrain (44), Qatar (50), Saudi Arabia (65), Morocco (68), Libya (77), Kuwait (80), then Iraq (89). The Sultanate of Oman (91).
China, where the virus first appeared in late 2019, is not included in the Lowy Institute’s classification due to the lack of data related to the tests, according to the Research Institute, but other Arab and non-Arab countries were not included in the classification.
It seems that the situation was better in countries with a population of less than 10 million. The Australian Institute report stated that “in general, countries with fewer populations, cohesive societies, and efficient bodies have the preference for facing a global crisis such as the pandemic crisis.”