Taiwan has ranked 3rd among 53 countries in the world that have handled the coronavirus pandemic most effectively, according to a COVID Resilience Ranking by Bloomberg.
Taiwan received a resilience ranking of 82.9, one notch behind Japan that comes in second at 85 points. Bloomberg praised the Japanese and Taiwanese people’s acceptance of policy measures in wearing masks and avoiding crowded places.
New Zealand topped the list with a resilience score of 85.4 for its swift lockdown and border closure despite its high dependence on tourism.
The Bloomberg report scores economies of more than US$200 billion on 10 key metrics: From growth in virus cases to the overall mortality rate, testing capabilities and the vaccine supply agreements places have forged.
The capacity of the local health care system, the impact of virus-related restrictions like lockdowns on the economy, and citizens’ freedom of movement are also taken into account, according to Bloomberg.