Switzerland ranked as the best overall country in the world for 2020

Switzerland ranked as the best overall country in the world for 2020

- Switzerland is rated as the most liveable country in the world among 73 countries reviewed by Best Countries Rankings

- Among the top 10 are Sweden, Norway, the UK and the US with Canada coming second

- Japan is in the third position, Germany and Australia are fourth and fifth

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The 2020 Best Countries Rankings has ranked Switzerland as the world’s best country to live in. Canada is second on the list among 73 reviewed countries.

Japan, Germany and Australia were ranked third, fourth and fifth. In the top 10 world’s most powerful countries, the United Kingdom and the United States are sixth and seventh on the ranking.

Netherlands and Norway are at the lower rung of the first 10 rankings.

A collage of seats of power in the US, Japan, UK, Switzerland. Photos sources: US Govt/WorldAtlas

A collage of seats of power in the US, Japan, UK, Switzerland. Photos sources: US Govt/WorldAtlas
Source: UGC

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Below is the full list of the countries and their positions:

1. Switzerland

2. Canada

3. Japan

4.Germany

5.Australia

6. United Kingdom

7. United States

8. Sweden

9. Netherlands

10. Norway

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It should be noted that the ranking the countries were grouped with subcategories like adventure, citizenship, cultural influence, entrepreneurship, heritage, movers, open for business, power and quality of life.

The same ranking adjudged Egypt to be the most powerful country in Africa followed by South Africa in the second position.

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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that tests on a sample of hand sanitisers conducted by a private accredited laboratory in KwaZulu-Natal could prove that almost half of sanitisers are not complying with the government's regulations.

The government regulations claim that alcohol-based hand sanitisers must contain no less than 70% alcohol. After being confronted with the results, one company said it would remix the bottles and donate them to charity, said TimesSELECT.

One of the products that did not meet the required standards was used to sanitise shoppers’ hands at a clothing store.

Among those that met the requirements were Woolworths’ own brand and sanitisers supplied to Pick n Pay and Dis-Chem.

A microbiologist has warned that sanitisers not meeting the required standards could result in a serious public health threat during this pandemic.

The sample of 11 hand sanitisers was tested by SciCorp Laboratories in May.

Nine of them were bought from retail stores in the Pietermaritzburg area and two were samples of sanitiser sprayed on customer’s hands at store or mall entrances.

The lab tested for three forms of alcohol: ethanol, propanol and isopropanol.

All but one of the store-bought samples claimed to contain more than 70% alcohol; one made no claim at all. Five of the 11 samples were found to contain less than 70% alcohol.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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