- PM Imran Khan hails the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Pakistan has ranked third in The Economist’s COVID-19 normalcy index.
- Neighbouring India, with a rating of 46.5, ranked 48 out of fifty international locations.
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday counseled the efficiency of the Nationwide Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the State Financial institution of Pakistan (SBP) and the Ehsaas staff for his or her collective response throughout the COVID-19 pandemic that was acknowledged by The Economist in its current report.
The prime minister, took to Twitter, to understand the federal government departments and thank the Almighty for His blessings.
“Congratulations to NCOC members, Ehsaas team & State Bank of Pakistan for effective response to Covid 19 pandemic; and above all thanks to the mercy of Almighty Allah,” he tweeted.
The UK journal, in its International Normalcy Index, had ranked Pakistan at quantity three out of fifty international locations who carried out nicely in controlling the COVID-19 unfold.
Pakistan’s neighbours, India and China, had been ranked 48 and 19 with scores of 46.5 and 72.9 respectively. The US is on quantity 20.
The Economist’s “normalcy index” goals to find out which international locations are returning to their pre-pandemic ranges, by grading every nation utilizing eight indicators: Time not at house, retail, workplace use, public transport, highway visitors, flights, cinema and sports activities attendance.
The worldwide normalcy index plummeted in March 2020, acknowledged the report, as many international locations imposed restrictions on the motion of their residents.
“Today it stands at 66 (out of 100) suggesting that the world has travelled roughly half of the way back to pre-pandemic life,” The Economist had acknowledged.
The pre-pandemic stage of exercise was set at a rating of 100, the place Pakistan ranked third, with 84.4 out of 100. Whereas Hong Kong topped the record with a rating of 96.3 whereas New Zealand was ranked in second with 87.8.
“Hong Kong and New Zealand – two places that have implemented effective measures against the coronavirus and suffered relatively few deaths – are currently at the top of our tables,” the report had added.
Within the class of “retail”, “office use”, “time not spent at home” and “public transport”, Pakistan ranked over 100. Nonetheless, within the class of “flights” and “cinema” it scored low.
The NCOC has eased restrictions after the brand new instances come down and allowed companies to function at full capability supplied their staff are vaccinated.