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SL ranked 10th in handling COVID-19: Analysis


28 January 2021 10:37 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Sr Lanka's handling of the coronavirus pandemic is ranked 10th in the world, while New Zealand tops the rank, according to a research published by a leading Australian think tank on Thursday.

Sydney's Lowy Institute assessed almost 100 countries upon six criteria, including confirmed cases, mortalities and testing metrics.

While New Zealand takes the top spot,  closely followed by Vietnam, Taiwan and Thailand, were ranked second, third and fourth, respectively.

Languishing at the bottom is Brazil ranked 98, closely followed by Mexico, Colombia, Iran and the United States.

China - where the virus first emerged - was not included in the rankings because of what the think tank described as a lack of publicly available data on testing.

Several small countries — including Cyprus, Rwanda, Iceland and Latvia — round out the list of top-10 nations




  Comments - 6

  • Shahan Gunaratne Thursday, 28 January 2021 11:52 AM

    BS Kingdom praising self and king. Well done!

    Mohanan Thursday, 28 January 2021 12:15 PM

    I thought singapore has done a better job than us.

    DGee Thursday, 28 January 2021 12:54 PM

    Singapore much better well controlled and now vaccinating all.

    Sammy Thursday, 28 January 2021 12:54 PM

    Maybe the pot thrown into the river and the Dhammika penniya has helped.

    G abe Thursday, 28 January 2021 07:24 PM

    Probly coz the new variant isn't in the countries at top of list, it is in sl now thanks to the airports being open for covid tourism , so we wont be 10th for long also our population is smaller than harder hit countries , the analysis is flawed

    eresh s kumara Friday, 29 January 2021 10:13 AM

    Glad to hear.But still go behind indian vaccine ?

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