Singapore, Mongolia from Asia, UAE, Qatar among Gulf
Global Finance released the safest countries 2021 index findings on Wednesday.
As per the Global Finance’s 2021 index ranked Iceland as the safest country, followed by the UAE and Qatar.
Singapore came in fourth place, followed by Finland, Mongolia, Norway, Denmark, Canada and New Zealand.
For countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Global Finance’s index ranked Qatar in 3rd spot, Bahrain at 12, Kuwait at 18, Saudi Arabia at 19 and Oman held 25th place.
134 countries based on their response to the coronavirus, while also taking into account three main factors that included the risk of war and peace, personal security, and natural disaster, in addition to risk factors stemming from COVID-19.
All data in the report were derived up to May 30, 2021, and took into consideration vaccinations per capita as a countervailing or positive factor into account, while weighing it equally as the other fundamentals.
The report pointed out that countries in North America, Europe, and some in the Middle East and Asia dominated the top spots mainly because of their wealth and developed status.
Developed countries would also be much better equipped to handle something as dangerous and complex as a pandemic than their less developed peers.