Saudi Arabia ranked second in Bloomberg’s ranking of the most flexible countries in dealing with Covid-19 this January, in a qualitative progress that reflects the effectiveness of the health and economic response plans developed by the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Crown Prince, in dealing with the pandemic.
And the Kingdom opened the new year 2022 by progressing about 18 places from its previous classification in the list that measures the response of the 53 largest economies in the world to the pandemic.
This progress made by the Kingdom in the classification, is a practical indication of the effectiveness of the vaccine programs adopted by the government and the access to high levels of immunization with the first and second doses and the continuation of urging the population to obtain the booster doses that have proven effective in confronting the Omicron mutant significantly, in addition to the strong economic expectations in He continued to continue the policy of opening the economy, travel and easing restrictions.
These numbers come in light of the unlimited and great support and direct supervision that the Vision 2030 programs enjoy from Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs, to demonstrate the strength and efficiency of the economic reforms undertaken by the Kingdom since 2016, which had a great impact. The impact of overcoming the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic with minimal damage, despite the sharp declines in oil prices.
The Bloomberg Index described the Kingdom and several other countries as one of the countries most determined to coexist with the virus and reopen their economies.
The report indicated that the Kingdom is witnessing an approach that relies on combining receiving the vaccine completely, and continuing the continuous openness to travel without returning to economic closures, as it stated that the Saudi economy is expected to witness strong growth with the continued rise in oil prices.
The virus resilience rating is a snapshot each month of where the virus is being handled most effectively with the least social and economic impacts.
The ranking shows how the world’s 53 largest economies are responding to the same once-in-a-century threat, based on 12 data indicators that include virus containment, health care quality, vaccine coverage, overall deaths, and progress toward resuming travel.