Thailand Ranks Second in the World and First in Asia for COVID-19 Recovery

June 14, 2020
Thailand comes second after Australia among the countries with the highest COVID-19 recovery index, and it is ranked first in Asia, according to a report issued by the Global COVID-19 Index (GCI) on 11 June 2020.

The GCI has been developed by PEMANDU Associates in collaboration with Malaysias Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI) and the Sunway Group. It is driven strongly by big data, and the index scores and ranks 184 countries on how well they are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the ranking of countries by recovery index, Australia receives 86.34 from 100 points. Thailand receives 83.29, followed by Denmark, 81.75; Taiwan, 79.55; South Korea, 79.25; New Zealand, 79.08; Lithuania, 77.06; Slovenia, 76.12; Iceland, 76.06; and Latvia, 75.46.

Among the 20 countries with the highest recovery index, five are in Asia. They include Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

Key dynamic parameters used by the GCI include confirmed cases per population, the proportionate death rate due to COVID-19, and static scores derived from the Global Health Security Index, which was developed to assess a countrys readiness to cope with and handle any epidemic.

Government Spokesperson Prof. Narumon Pinyosinwat stated that Prime Minister and Defense Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha was grateful to all the Thai people for their discipline, strength, and patience in fighting COVID-19, so that everyone could get through the difficult situation together. In so doing, Thailand has been recognized as the country with the second-best COVID-19 recovery index in the world.

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