Abu Dhabi Becomes World’s Most Pandemic-Resilient City For Second Time In A Row

by Ishita Agarwal
Abu Dhabi Becomes World’s Most Pandemic-Resilient City For Second Time In A Row

Here is the good news for Abu Dhabi! Once again, Deep Knowledge Analytics (DKA), a DeepTech analytical subsidiary of Deep Knowledge Group with offices in London, declared Abu Dhabi the world’s most pandemic-resistant city. The award appreciates the emirate’s thorough, effective, and prompt COVID-19 pandemic response. It strengthens Abu Dhabi’s healthcare system as a regional and global role model. 

In a previous DKA report released in the first half of 2021, Abu Dhabi was listed as the best city in the world in response to COVID-19.

How Is The Evaluation Of Pandemic-Resilient Cities Done? 

The Pandemic-Resilient Cities Ranking assesses the ongoing development of important cities and offers further policy suggestions to address significant flaws. The study is based on six factors that municipal governments have emphasised to stop the spread of COVID-19 and show that they are resilient and prepared for future public health crises. These criteria include governmental effectiveness, economic adaptability, healthcare administration, quarantine protocols, immunisation strategy, and cultural adherence.

Due to Abu Dhabi’s strong and effective reaction to the COVID-19 epidemic, the emirate was able to maintain business continuity without any closures, which allowed all sectors to progress the emirate’s economic growth as well as the health and safety of the larger population. 


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Measures Taken By Abu Dhabi To Prevent COVID-19

The emirate erected 27 drive-through testing and vaccination centres. Furthermore, it reached a COVID-19 testing capacity of over 500,000 tests per day, with approximately 100% of the community getting COVID-19 immunisation. 

Additionally, the emirate successfully doubled the number of hospital beds available for patients and tripled the number of beds for critical care units. This was made possible by innovative, data-driven, science-based, and internationally recognised policies and interventions. It led to one of the lowest worldwide death and infection rates per capita. 

Abu Dhabi received the first global supply of AstraZeneca’s Evusheld, which treats immune system problems. It formed a strategic alliance to use Roche’s casirivimab and imdevimab. 


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Let us know what you think of this achievement of Abu Dhabi in the comment section. Stay safe and follow the rules! 

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