These Countries Have Not Reported Any Cases Of Coronavirus Yet, Suggests Report

by Gizel Menezes
These Countries Have Not Reported Any Cases Of Coronavirus Yet, Suggests Report

What started off as a virus confined to China in December 2019 has now turned into a global pandemic, affecting at least 185 countries in the world. Nations are struggling to fight this invisible enemy who is literally on a worldwide rampage.

According to Johns Hopkins University data, there are 1,921,369 confirmed cases of the pandemic globally, with 119,686 fatalities.

However, while the pandemic is engulfing maximum countries of the world, as many as 15 countries have not reported the disease till April 13, according to the count being kept by the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.

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The Countries Without Reported COVID-19 Infections

  • Comoros
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia
  • Nauru
  • North Korea
  • Palau
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tajikistan
  • Tonga
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu

Among these countries, some are likely to have unreported cases, like North Korea, as per a BBC report. However, few other countries on the list include small islands with few visitors, reducing the chance of the virus entering the state. But while these countries seem to have been largely spared so far, their regional governments have taken strict measures to contain the spread of the virus.

For example, Nauru, which is located in the Pacific Ocean, is a country with just one hospital, no ventilators and a shortage of nurses. However, the President of Nauru, Lionel Aingimea, did not take any chances and applied the “capture and containment” policy against COVID-19, according to BBC.

Similarly, other small Pacific countries like Kiribati, Tonga, Vanuatu, Micronesia have also followed suit and declared a national emergency.

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The United States Overtakes Italy In Death Toll

Currently, the United States has taken over the world figures, with 547,627 confirmed cases of the virus. The death toll too has surpassed that of Italy and is currently at 21,662, with the state of New York reporting more than 10,000 deaths.

However, what is worth mentioning is that over 457,549 people have recovered globally from the virus, with 32,988 in the US!

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