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Ireland ranked best in the world for dealing with Covid-19

Ireland has been ranked the best in the world for the second month in a row in an index measuring where the pandemic is being best handled in terms of economic and social factors.

Bloomberg’s Covid Resilience ranking measures how the pandemic is being handled in the world’s 53 biggest economies.

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The ranking uses twelve data indicators – quality of healthcare, vaccination coverage, mortality, restarting travel etc.

Ireland remained the top country for the second consecutive month, even as cases rise, Bloomberg said.

“Having fully vaccinated more than 90 per cent of adults and weakened the link between infection and deaths, the country is reopening cautiously, allowing bars and restaurants to resume normal opening hours for inoculated customers,” Bloomberg noted.

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“Hospitalisations are at about a quarter of what they were in a January outbreak. It also benefited from a jump in gross domestic product thanks to the success of multinationals operating there, though that may mask a lacklustre domestic economy.”

They said Ireland maintained its position at best in the world because the country has the “best vaccination rates, signs for a rapid economic rebound and the Government’s decision to loosen both domestic restrictions as well as travel quarantine rules”.

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