Pakistan beats India, US and other developed nations in Coronavirus response

Pakistan beats India, US and other developed nations in Coronavirus response

The Lowy Institute, an independent policy think tank based in Australia, has ranked Pakistan at 69th place for its performance in containing the COVID-19 outbreak.

According to the Lowy Institute’s COVID-19 Performance Index, Pakistan (69) has fared better than Belgium (72), France (73), Turkey (74), Netherlands (75), Russia (76), Spain (78), Bangladesh (84), India (86), United States (94), Iran (95), Mexico (97), and Brazil (98). ------------------------------

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COVID-19 Performance Index consists of 98 countries. China, where the virus first emerged, was not included on the index because of a lack of publicly available data on testing.

Lowy Institute has compiled the COVID-19 Performance Index on the basis of the following indicators.

- Confirmed cases - Confirmed deaths - Confirmed cases per million people - Confirmed deaths per million people - Confirmed cases as a proportion of tests - Tests per thousand people

Here are the top 10 performers on the COVID-19 Performance Index:

- New Zealand - Vietnam - Taiwan - Thailand - Cyprus - Rwanda - Iceland - Australia - Latvia - Sri Lanka

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Here are the bottom 10 performers on the COVID-19 Performance Index.

- Chile - Ukraine - Oman - Panama - Bolivia - United States - Iran - Colombia - Mexico - Brazil