PH now ranks 57th in the latest COVID recovery index

PH now ranks 57th in the latest COVID recovery index

By: Glen S. Ramos

Manila – Acting Presidential Spokesperson and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles yesterday reported an improved ranking in a monthly global report which measures a government’s pandemic response towards recovery.

The country now ranked 57th in the last survey of Nikkei COVID-19 Recovery Index which puts as higher than Australia, United States, Thailand, Russia and Singapore and in the same spot as Malaysia, Norway and Tajikistan. The Philippines garnered a score of 53.5%.

According to Nograles, this is an indication that our continuing fight against the Covid-19 virus is successful. 

“Although, we are showing progress, this does not mean that we have to be complacent. We still need to follow health protocols such as washing of hands, wearing of face mask, social distancing and most important is to get vaccinated against the virus.” He emphasized. 

The Nikei recovery index assesses the infection management, vaccine rollouts, and social mobility of 122 countries. A higher ranking indicates that a country is closer to recovery.

The Tokyo-based publication said that the improvement in the Philippines’ ranking is due to a “significant increase in its infection management scores.”

The Philippines COVID-19 cases has been declining during the past week, with new daily cases dipping to three digits. There were 356 new infections recorded last Tuesday and the lowest in 17 months. (mtvn)

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