Switzerland has been named the safest country for COVID-19

Date: Monday 22nd June, 2020

A global ranking comparing how nations cope with coronavirus has found that Switzerland is the safest place to be. The announcement follows the class of 2020’s return to the AISTS headquarters on the 8th June. It is also welcome news to the class of 2021, who will be joining us in September.

The 250-page report from Deep Knowledge Group is based on 500 data sources, including the World Health Organization (WHO), Johns Hopkins University, Worldometers and the United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The study looks at various factors including quarantine efficiency, government efficiency of risk management, monitoring and detection, healthcare readiness, regional resiliency and energy preparedness. You can download the full report here.

According to MarketWatch: “Thanks to an early lockdown and an extensive testing, tracing and quarantine regime, the feared disaster of a traumatic death toll and overwhelmed hospitals never came to pass. After cases spiked in March and April, Switzerland has had 31,016 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,938 deaths out of a population of 8.6 million. So far this month, days without deaths are the norm.”

In-line with government guidance the class of 2020 returned to The Synathlon building (the AISTS headquarters) on Monday 6th June. The class moved to a new, larger lecture room to allow space for social distancing. The move to physical lectures followed three months of on-line lectures, where 39 participants tuned in from across the globe to continue their Masters’ studies uninterrupted.

If you’re interested in studying your Sports Management Masters in Lausanne, applications are still open for this September. Find out more here.

Germany and Israel are ranked second and third respectively

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