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UAE safest in Middle East from COVID-19

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Ahmed Al Basheer, Staff Reporter

The UAE ranked first in the Middle East, and the tenth in the world, in the safety from the COVID-19, according to an updated list issued by the non-profit "Deep Knowledge" group, concerned with healthcare and artificial intelligence.

The UAE surpassed developed countries, such as Singapore, Canada, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

This assessment is based on six top-level categories (Quarantine Efficiency, Government Efficiency of Risk Management, Monitoring and Detection, Health Readiness, Regional Resilience and Emergency Preparedness).

The UAE has achieved 125 points in the quarantine efficiency, 162.64 in the government efficiency of risk management, 142.35 monitoring and detection of COVID-19 cases, 72.32 in the health readiness, 99.87 in the country vulnerability of regional crisis and 121.25 in the emergency preparedness with a total score of 723.35.


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The report said that the UAE witnessed a decrease in the number of new COVID-19 cases by 17 per cent during the period from June 1 to August 16, compared to March 17 to June 1.

The UAE now occupies a leading position in the region in terms of dealing with "COVID-19", 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, as well as government efficiency and speed of response to developments.

Germany ranked the safest country from coronavirus, followed by New Zealand in second place, then South Korea in third, Switzerland in the fourth, and Japan in fifth place, according to the report.

Deep Knowledge Group assessed countries and regions globally based on 130 parameters and 11 400 data points to determine safety and risk level during the Covid-19 pandemic.

 These COVID-19 safety global assessments attracted significant interest from TV Channels, Top tier digital magazines and Governments of the countries and was wide spread through social media channels and press. Below you can find videos from TV, articles and acknowledgements from official governmental authorities, notable persons globally.

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