These Countries Have Zero Coronavirus Cases
Or so they say.
The entire world is in lockdown right now. COVID-19 is spreading to almost every corner around the globe. But, it seems like some countries have somehow managed to escape its clutches. Some of these countries might be lying, or are failing at tracking Coronavirus. However, the virus hasn’t reached some countries because they’re that isolated. Therefore, let’s take a look at the countries that still report zero Coronavirus cases and are living life without the disease.
A list of countries with zero Coronavirus cases:
1. Many smaller countries in the Pacific have reported no cases
Firstly, many Pacific Island states might have zero Coronavirus cases. This is because they’re separated by thousands of miles of water from other countries. Moreover, it isn’t much of a surprise because they’re so small and isolated from the rest of the world. The countries with zero Coronavirus cases right now in the Pacific are Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Samoa, Kiribati, Micronesia, Tonga, the Marshall Islands Palau, Tuvalu, and Nauru.
However, Papua New Guinea and Fiji Islands have identified cases. But, it’s important to note that these are the only countries that can conduct COVID-19 tests. The other countries without any cases don’t have the testing ability and send their samples abroad.
However, these countries are still being cautious in their affairs. For example, Micronesia is in a state of emergency and has shut down all its borders. Similarly, other states are also following in line. But, there are bigger countries that are still reporting zero Coronavirus cases, and it’s a bit suspicious.
2. North Korea
North Korea has always been a dark part of the world’s map, but it seems like it’s dark in the Coronavirus tracking map as well. The country has proudly claimed of having zero Coronavirus cases. Moreover, it has taken steps such as shutting down its border with China. But, we all know about North Korea’s media and how “accurate” their reports are. But, we have no idea what goes on north of the DMZ.
Recently, there were rumors that Turkmenistan had actually banned the word Coronavirus, but that was far fetched. However, media reporting is the least reliable in this country. But, the country has indeed restricted all sorts of movement across its borders. So, there might be a chance that the virus hasn’t arrived there yet.
Reports, however, coming out of the country have been serious. And the country mostly relies on information from the government. Therefore, it’s hard to accept that Turkmenistan is one of the countries with zero Coronavirus cases.
Tajikistan is the second Central Asian Republic in this list, and it neighbors Turkmenistan too. A lot of the dynamics in this country are very similar to the aforementioned neighbor. However, it hasn’t taken social distancing much seriously, including President Rahmon. They continue to shake hands and hug each other as normal.
The situation in Yemen is quite different than others on this list. Yemen is currently torn apart by war and is subject to a massive famine. The UNDP has expressed some serious concern over the spread of Coronavirus there, as the blockade will make things unimaginably bad. Therefore, it’s important that the international community comes together and prevents any Coronavirus outbreak there. Because, Yemen is already undergoing one genocidal disaster, and it certainly can’t afford another.
These are the countries that still report zero Coronavirus cases. However, only time will tell if they can maintain that status over a longer period of time, or not.
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