Latvia has confirmed the use of South Korea, as well as the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), for the control indicators of the Covid-19 epidemic, using OECD expert studies.

Lithuania and Estonia rank fourth and fifth, respectively, in a list of 33 of the 36 OECD member countries.

All the countries in the Asia-Pacific region have done quite well in this respect, with Australia in third place, Japan in sixth place and New Zealand in ninth place.

In general, Eastern Europe is doing better than Western and Northern Europe than Southern Europe. Of the Nordic countries, Norway is ranked 10th, Denmark 12th, Finland 14th and Sweden 22nd.

At the bottom of the list are the United States, Italy, France, the United Kingdom, Belgium and Spain.

According to experts, the large OECD countries with a population of more than 50 million undoubtedly had to deal with many imported cases of the disease, both from Chinese immigrants and from their own nationals, and did not introduce strict border or border controls at the beginning of the pandemic, nor within countries.

The epidemic control index, calculated on the basis of three indicators: mortality per million inhabitants, the actual rate of spread of the disease and the effectiveness of epidemic control between 4 March and 12 May, was used to compare countries.

At the same time, it is recognized that, for example, mortality rates are difficult to compare due to differing national standards for their calculation, and that accurate, comparable data on morbidity are also lacking.