KUWAIT CITY, July 8: In the list of the safest countries issued recently by the Global Finance magazine, Kuwait was ranked fourth among the Arab countries after the UAE, Qatar and Bahrain, and 18th globally. The Global Finance index reflects the degree of safety in the listed countries based on three main factors — war and peace, personal security, and natural disaster risks, including the unique risk factors caused by the COVID- 19 pandemic. Global Finance also takes into account factors such as crime and terrorism to provide a more comprehensive analysis of the safest countries in the world.
It took into account the COVID-19 factor,and the death rate relative to the population and other factors such as the vaccination rate as a compensatory or positive factor. The index showed the death rate per capita is a direct measure of the extent by which a particular country responds well or poorly to the spread of COVID- 19, which in turn depends on the country’s healthcare infrastructure, government capabilities, political leadership and its culture in the face of an unexpected major crisis. On the other hand, Iceland, through the implementation of measures that prevent disease outbreaks, topped the list as the safest country, followed by the UAE, Qatar, Singapore and Finland.