The COVID-19 Recovery Index measures how well a country or area responds to illness, vaccination coverage, and socioeconomic mobility. The more resilient a country or region is, the higher its ranking. Low infection rates, low mortality, greater vaccine coverage, and fewer restrictions on movement characterise this score.

In Nikkei’s May COVID-19 Recovery Index, Vietnam and the Philippines fared best, as both countries took steps to loosen restrictions and keep infection rates low.

Vietnam and the Philippines will both be near the bottom of the COVID-19 Recovery Index in 2021. According to May data, Vietnam has risen 48 spots to 14th rank.

Vietnam Male achieved 27/30 points for immunising ability in a June 3 assessment on the country’s ascension to the COVID-19 Recovery Index, with nearly 80 percent of the population fully vaccinated and 60 percent vaccinated with booster doses.

According to the World Health Organization, the COVID-19 vaccine will contain 46 percent mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, 28 percent virus vector vaccines from AstraZeneca, and 23 percent conventional vaccines from Sinopharm (WHO). According to the Vietnam Ministry of Health, enough COVID-19 vaccine doses are available to provide the third and fourth doses to all eligible adults aged 18 and up.

Due to a drop in COVID-19 infections, the Philippines, like Vietnam, climbed 40 spots to 33rd rank. In the last week, the number of daily

COVID-19 cases in the country has plummeted to 200, with no deaths.

The Southeast Asian country has been reopening its borders to fully immunised international passengers since February. The Philippines removed the need that international visitors who have received a booster dose display a negative COVID-19 test result upon entering the country earlier this week.

According to the Nikkei COVID-19 Recovery Index, Cambodia and South Korea are the top Asian countries, ranking second and eighth, respectively. Cambodia and South Korea are also attempting to cope with the virus and have high immunisation rates.

China has climbed one position to 93rd rank. As China continues to take harsh steps to prevent disease outbreaks, the mobility score has dropped to a record low of 4.5/30, the lowest result compared to any other country. According to the most recent data, the number of people who used public transportation in 36 major Chinese cities decreased by about half in 2019.

Meanwhile, according to newly disclosed statistics, Taiwan (China) has dropped to 113rd position in the COVID-19 Recovery Index as a result of the island’s response to increased COVID-19 infections and deaths.

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