Abu Dhabi ranked Number 1 for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic


As several countries in the world still battle the COVID-19 pandemic, Abu Dhabi has been on top of its game to its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Setting a benchmark, Abu Dhabi ranks number one in a new survey conducted by Deep Knowledge Group —a London-based analytical institute specialising in advanced analytics. The group revealed in their new study that Abu Dhabi has been the number city globally as the safest city in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the Deep Knowledge Group, the report’s primary goal is to analyse regional response to pandemics on a municipal (e.g., city) level. With the help of 1,300 data points in total by DKG, the result is an application of an analytical framework consisting of 50 parameters classified into 5 qualitatively distinct categories –Economy Resilience, Government Efficiency, Healthcare Management, Quarantine Efficiency, Vaccination Rate to a total of 25 cities and municipalities globally.

Based on data collected until Wednesday, March 31, 2021, elements such as economic stability and resilience without sacrificing public safety, levels of public trust in government, healthcare efficiency and vaccination rate all played a role in the study with Abu Dhabi standing out and ranking first.

Among all the 25 cities— Abu Dhabi topped to be number one while Seoul ranked second, Sydney ranked third, Singapore ranked fourth and Ottawa, Canada ranked number five.

Berlin, Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Zurich, Auckland ranked in the top ten. Other cities that were listed in the top 25 include Oslo, Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Riyadh, Taipei, New York, Moscow, Paris, Istanbul, Rome, Budapest, Bangkok.

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