UAE ranked safest from COVID-19 in the Middle East

By Backend Office, Desk Reporter
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The UAE has been ranked the safest from COVID-19 among the Middle East countries and tenth in the world.

The list was published by the non-profit organization Deep Knowledge Group, which is concerned with health care and artificial intelligence.

The Deep Knowledge Group evaluated the countries and regions globally, based on 130 parameters and 11,400 data points to determine safety and risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The UAE overtook developed countries such as the United States, Singapore, Finland, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom to make this impressive achievement.

The assessment was based on six top-level categories including: Government Efficiency of Risk Management, Quarantine Efficiency, Regional Resilience, Monitoring and Detection, Health Readiness and Emergency Preparedness.

According to the report, the UAE has witnessed a fall in the number of new COVID-19 cases by 17 percent during the period from June 1 to August 16 when compared to the March 17 to June 1 statistics.

The UAE occupies the leading position in the region in terms of dealing with COVID-19. This has been possible thanks to the country’s adoption of an excellent mechanism to monitor and detect new cases, with a high readiness to deal with health emergencies along with the government’s efficiency and quick response to developments.

Points gained by UAE

UAE scored a total of 723.35 in the assessment. The total points are distributed as:
· Quarantine efficiency -125 points
· Government efficiency of risk management – 162.64 points
· Monitoring and detection of COVID-19 cases -142.35
· Health readiness -72.32
· Regional Resilience -99.87
· Emergency preparedness -121.25

According to the reports, Germany is the safest country against the corona virus, followed by New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland and Japan.

Deep Knowledge Group

The Deep Knowledge Group is a coalition of commercial and non-profit organisations involved on many fronts in the fields of DeepTech and Frontier Technologies (AI, InvestTech, Longevity, FinTech, GovTech), from scientific research to finance, entrepreneurship, analytics, media, philanthropy and more.