Vietnam makes great progress in post-COVID-19 recovery index rankings

Friday, 14/10/2022 17:33
Japan's Nikkei media corporation has just announced the COVID-19 recovery index for October 2022, according to which Vietnam ranks eighth out of 121 countries/territories in the world with 75 points.
 Vaccination for secondary school students in Hanoi in November 2021 (Photo: NDO)

This is the fourth consecutive month that Vietnam is in the top 10 of this ranking.

Nikkei first published its COVID-19 recovery index in July 2021.

This index reflects infection control capacity, progress in COVID-19 vaccination and maintenance of social activities.

The higher the index, the closer the country/territory is to recovery, with low rates of new infections and deaths, high vaccine coverage, and less stringent social distancing measures.

At the time of publication in July 2021, Vietnam was at position 100 on the rankings. However, according to Nikkei Asia, since May 2022, Vietnam has made great progress in the rankings and entered the top 10 four months ago.

In addition to Vietnam, a number of other Southeast Asian countries also have significant improvement, notably Cambodia ranked fourth on the rankings with 76.5 points, the highest in Southeast Asia, ahead of Vietnam.

According to Nikkei Asia, Vietnam and Cambodia are two examples of outstanding advancement in the rankings.

Progress in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic has brightened the economic prospects of Vietnam and Cambodia. In the latest report, the World Bank (WB) has raised its economic growth forecast for Vietnam this year from 5.3% to 7.2%, and Cambodia from 4.5% to 4.8%. .

This was the last time Nikkei published this index, as many countries have changed their testing and reporting mechanisms for COVID-19 cases and some data sources are no longer updated regularly, making the collection of accurate data more difficult./.

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