Pakistan Among Top 3 Countries Living A Normal Life Despite COVID-19

Pakistan has been ranked at 3rd place in the Global Normalcy Index (GNI), just below 2nd ranked New Zealand and top-ranked Hong Kong.

Pakistan earned a score of 84.4 out of 100 in the GNI while New Zealand and Hong Kong, the two countries that received global recognition for their COVID-19 responses, scored 87.8 and 96.3 respectively.


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At the other end of the spectrum, India, which has been struggling to contain the outbreak caused by the double mutant Delta variant, has been ranked at 48th position with a score of 46.5.

The GNI has placed China at 19th position, the US at 20th, and the UK at 36th.

‘The Economist,’ a London-based international newspaper, has compiled the GNI which focuses on the countries’ progress towards a return to normal life.

GNI grades each country using eight indicators: time not at home, retail, office occupancy, public transport, road traffic, flights, cinema, and sports attendance.


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Here are the top 10 countries in the GNI:

Sr. No. Country Score Rank
1. Hong Kong 93.3 1
2. New Zealand 87.8 2
3. Pakistan 84.4 3
4. Nigeria 84.1 4
5. Ukraine 83.6 5
6. Romania 82.1 6
7. Denmark 81.3 7
8. Egypt 81.2 8
9. Israel 80.4 9
10. Mexico 80.2 10