India ranks high on “Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker”

The “Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker” has identified India’s response to Covid-19 as one of the most stringent in the world. This data are based on tracking 73 countries. This tracker is created by researchers from Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. The tracker is designed to systematically record government responses worldwide and aggregate the scores into a common ‘Stringency Index’.

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Some of the other countries to score a perfect 100 in the tracker are Israel, Mauritius, New Zealand and South Africa. Czech Republic, Itay, Lebanon and France scored in the 90s in the index. Germany and the United States have scored below these countries in the 80s, while the United Kindom scored in 70s.

How “Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker” works?

The tracker is based on 11 indicators such as school closures, travel bans as well as measures such as emergency investment in healthcare, fiscal measure and investment in vaccines by the governments.

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