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Greece on List of 100 Safest Countries in the World for Covid-19

Greece is among the 100 safest countries in the world for Covid-19, according to a report released by Deep Knowledge Group, a consortium of commercial and non-profit organizations active in scientific research, investment, entrepreneurship, analytics, media, philanthropy and more.

The Covid-19 special analytical case study is designed to classify, analyze and rank the economic, social and health stability achieved by 200 regions, countries and territories, as well as the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats or risks that they possess and face against the global health and economic crisis triggered by the coronavirus.

Tier 1 consists of 20 regions with exceptionally high levels of regional safety. Tier 2 consists of 20 regions that scored comparatively well in terms of regional safety, but not as well as those in Tier 1. Tier 3 consists of 60 regions that scored much less favourably during the first-phase analysis that would be expected considering their general pre-pandemic levels of Quarantine Efficiency, Government Efficiency of Risk Management, Monitoring and Detection Efficiency, Health Readiness, Regional Resilience and Emergency Preparedness. Tier 4 consists of 100 regions that scored least favourably during the first-phase analysis, and which suffer from high levels of data unavailability or unreliability.

The analysis, which groups 200 regions, countries and territories into 4 distinct tiers, utilizes a subset of 20 parameters from 130 qualitative and quantitative parameters and 11,400 data points in categories like quarantine efficiency, monitoring and detection, health readiness and government efficiency.

According to the report, Switzerland is right now the safest country in the world for Covid-19 and is followed by Germany, Israel, Singapore and Japan.

Greece ranked 34th on the list with its highest score (139 points) being in the Government Efficiency of Risk Management category, followed by Quarantine Efficiency (106 points).

Among the 100 safest countries in the world for Covid-19 are Turkey (37th), Cyprus (40th), Spain (45th), Italy (53rd) and the US (58th).

South Sudan has ranked the most dangerous nation as it is last on the list of the 200 countries.

The highest-risk regions right now have been found to be Sub-Saharan Africa and South America.

As underlined in the analysis, Switzerland and Germany occupy the top two positions as the rates of mortality and new cases continue to decline in these territories.

“Αnd as they begin to relax lockdown measures and reinitiate economic activity, it is clear that they survived and surpassed a very critical stress-test, succeeding to apply quick and efficient quarantine efforts, monitoring and detection, economic freezing and effective treatment, recovery and release of COVID-19 patients to prevent an overburdening of their healthcare systems. And, indeed, their recent activities in relaxing lockdowns and reinitiating economic and social activity is tangible evidence of this success.”

Τhe countries by Covid-19 safety, according to the Deep Knowledge Group:

To see the full study, press here.

About the Author
Nikos is Greek-American born in New York, USA, and has lived in Greece for over 30 years. He is the managing editor of Greece's leading monthly travel and tourism guide, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) since June 2008 and of news site GTP Headlines since its launch in September 2012. Nikos has also served as international press officer for the City of Athens and for the mayor. He has a degree in Mass Media and Communications, specializing in Journalism. Nikos is a native English speaker and speaks Greek fluently.
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    But will they travel and visit? Amongst so much confusion and chaos,it is a daunting process!

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