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Pakistan ranked 3rd in The Economist’s ‘return to normal’ index out of 50 countries: Quick Eco & Covid Recovery

Global Normalcy Index of Economists declared Pakistan at 3rd Position out of 50 countries.

The Economist’s Normalcy Index pursue to find out which nations are returning to their pre-pandemic ranges by classifying every nation utilizing eight metrics: time away from residence, retail, workplace use, public transportation, site visitors, air journey, cinema visits and sporting occasions.

The worldwide normalcy index plummeted in March 2020, the report stated, as many nations are imposed to restrictions on the motion of their residents.

“As we speak it’s 66 (out of 100), which signifies that the world has gone about half the way in which again to life earlier than the pandemic.”

The Economist.

The Economist’s “normalcy index” aims to determine which countries are returning to their pre-pandemic levels, by grading each country using eight indicators: Time not at home, retail, office use, public transport, road traffic, flights, cinema and sports attendance.

The pre-pandemic level of activity has been set at a score of 100, where Pakistan has ranked third, with 84.4 out of 100. While Hong Kong tops the list with a ranking of 96.3 and New Zealand has ranked in second with 87.8.

The report states,

“Hong Kong and New Zealand – two places that have implemented effective measures against the coronavirus and suffered relatively few deaths – are currently at the top of our tables.”

In the category of “retail”, “office use”, “time not spent at home” and “public transport”, Pakistan ranked over 100. However, in the category of “flights” and “cinema”, it scored low.

On June 28, Pakistan’s National Command and Operation Centre further relaxed restrictions, allowing indoor dining for the first time since November 2020, as well as indoor wedding events with vaccinated guests and it also opened cinemas.

Pakistan has a total of 963,660 coronavirus cases as of July 5 and 22,427 people have died from the deadly disease.

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