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Switzerland: The Safest Country During the Pandemic

Switzerland is considered the safest country in the world for Covid-19 right now. Colombia is, according to this Forbers report, the most dangerous country.

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Switzerland is the safest country in the world for Covid-19

The report is based on 130 quantitative and qualitative parameters and over 11,400 data points in categories like government efficiency, quarantine efficiency, monitoring and detection, health readiness, and so on. The Deep Knowledge Group published the report earlier this week.

The report analize the COVID-19 Safety ​and Risk Assessment ​of 200 Countries, Regions and Territories.

“As the rates of mortality and new cases continue to decline in these territories, and as they begin to relax lockdown measures and reinitiate economic activity, it is clear that they survived and surpassed a very critical stress-test, succeeding to apply quick and efficient quarantine efforts, monitoring and detection, economic freezing and effective treatment, recovery and release of COVID-19 patients to prevent an overburdening of their healthcare systems,” the study says. 

What does the report say?

The reports says that, Switzerland is ranking #1 as the peak of the emergency has passed and they managed the emergency in an optimal manner.  Switzerland is also the safest country in the world for Covid-19 as the number of infections and mortality rates are declining. Therefore, lock down measures are slowly removed, a tangible result of the success of the measures taken.

According to the Deep Knowledge Group, here are the 50 safest countries for COVID-19:

  1. Germany
  2. New Zealand
  3. South Korea
  4. Switzerland
  5. Japan
  6. Australia
  7. China
  8. Austria
  9. United Arab Emirates
  10. Singapore
  11. Israel
  12. Canada
  13. Saudi Arabia
  14. Iceland
  15. Taiwan
  16. Norway
  17. Liechtenstein
  18. Hong Kong
  19. Finland
  20. Kuwait
  21. Denmark
  22. Monaco
  23. Luxembourg
  24. Bahrain
  25. Hungary
  26. Netherlands
  27. Qatar
  28. Cyprus
  29. Oman
  30. Andorra
  31. United Kingdom
  32. Vietnam
  33. Estonia
  34. Latvia
  35. Ireland
  36. Turkey
  37. Poland
  38. San Marino
  39. Belgium
  40. Georgia
  41. Greece
  42. Lithuania
  43. Italy
  44. Malta
  45. Russia
  46. Malaysia
  47. Slovenia
  48. Uruguay
  49. Sweden
  50. Brunei

It’s important to stress that within these countries the level of risk may be different. For example, in Switzerland, the most affected areas were the ones close to the Italian border such as Ticino. You can access the full report here: access the report