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Bangladesh top in controlling Covid-19 in South Asia

 International Desk

 Published: 08:35 PM, 10 October 2021  

Bangladesh top in controlling Covid-19 in South Asia

Bangladesh top in controlling Covid-19 in South Asia

Bangladesh has risen to the top of the list among the South Asian countries to cope with the global epidemic of coronavirus, said an index published by Japan's leading English-language Daily Nikkei Asia.

At the end of each month, Nikkei Asia has been published Corona Index, based on infection control management, vaccination programs, and social mobility.

The index is based on four criteria after reviewing the coronavirus situation in 121 countries and regions around the world. The scores obtained by the countries were between 0 and 90.

According to the Nikkei Asia index released on Wednesday, Bangladesh has moved up 48 steps to 26th place.

Bangladesh is at the top among six countries in South Asia with 60 scores out of 90. Pakistan ranked second (33rd globally) places among south Asian Nations with 58.5.

India is one of the third largest economies in South Asia. The country ranks 40th globally followed by Nepal (44th globally) and Sri Lanka (61st globally). War-torn Afghanistan (97th globally) ranked at the bottom of the list in the region. 

In the previous index, Bangladesh was ranked 74th. Last month, Bangladesh rose five places in the US media Bloomberg's Covid Resilience Index to 39th out of 53 countries in the world. Last August, Bangladesh was ranked 44th in the Bloomberg index.

This time China has lagged behind in the rankings. The country has slipped from number one to number nine in the global index with 67.5 scores out of 90. The top five countries in the global list are Malta, Chile, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Barbados, Vietnam, Gabon, Laos, and the Philippines are at the bottom of the index.