The deadly Covid-19 virus that was originated in Wuhan city of China has till now snatched more than 4lakh lives and has infected 7.27 million peoples all over the world. Covid-19 has brought some of the largest superpowers of the world on their knees. All the developed countries seem to be struggling to prevent the spread of coronavirus and save human lives. The virus, which leads to a respiratory illness that can be transmitted from droplets of bodily fluids – such as mucus and saliva, has now been reported in at least 188 countries.
The only good news in the midst of the mayhem is that there are some developing countries that have been successful in this war against coronavirus and have declared themselves corona free. Papua New Guniea was the first country to declare itself COVID free on 4 May 2020 while Newzealand being the latest one.
“We are confident we have eliminated transmission of the virus in New Zealand for now, but elimination is not a point in time, it is a sustained effort.“— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) June 8, 2020
Jacinda Ardern says almost all its restrictions will be lifted after New Zealand reported no new Covid-19 cases for 17 days. pic.twitter.com/QgSKg8oO1N
New Zealand who has a population of nearly 50 lakhs reported just over 1500 corona patients including 22 deaths. Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern announced the lifting of all coronavirus measures in the country from June 9, barring border closure restrictions.
Tanzania, Vatican, Fiji, Montenegro, Seychelles, St Kitts and Nevis, and Timor-Leste are other countries who have declared themselves Covid-19 free.
However, if you are thinking that only these 9 countries are free from Covid-19 then you are wrong. Surprisingly there are some countries that have not recorded even a single Corona positive case yet
1.Kiribati: The Republic of Kiribati, is a country in the central Pacific Ocean with a population of just over 110,000. The state comprises 32 atolls and one raised coral island, Banaba.
2.Marshall Islands: The Marshall Islands are a chain of volcanic islands and coral atolls in the central Pacific Ocean, between Hawaii and the Philippines, having population of around 58 thousands.
3.Micronesia: The Federated States of Micronesia is a country spread across the western Pacific Ocean comprising more than 600 islands. Micronesia is made up of 4 island states: Pohnpei, Kosrae, Chuuk, and Yap. The country has a combined population of 1.13lakhs
4.Nauru: Nauru is a tiny island country in Micronesia, northeast of Australia with population of around 12,000.
5.North Korea: North Korea, officially the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula.
6.Palau: Palau is an archipelago of over 500 islands, part of the Micronesia region in the western Pacific Ocean.
7.Samoa: Samoa, officially the Independent State of Samoa and, until 4 July 1997, known as Western Samoa, is a country consisting of two main islands, Savai’i and Upolu, two smaller inhabited islands, Manono and Apolima, and several small uninhabited islands including the Aleipata Islands.
8.Solomon Islands: The Solomon Islands, a nation of hundreds of islands in the South Pacific. It has a population of about 6.63 lakhs.
9.Tonga: Tonga is a Polynesian kingdom of more than 170 South Pacific islands, many uninhabited, most lined in white beaches and coral reefs and covered with tropical rainforest.
10.Turkmenistan: Turkmenistan is a country in Central Asia bordered by the Caspian Sea and largely covered by the Karakum Desert.
11.Tuvalu: Tuvalu, in the South Pacific, is an independent island nation within the British Commonwealth. Its 9 islands comprise small, thinly populated atolls and reef islands with palm-fringed beaches and WWII sites. Nearly 11500 peoples inhabit these islands.
12.Vanuatu: Vanuatu is a South Pacific Ocean nation made up of roughly 80 islands that stretch 1,300 kilometers. It has a population of 2.93 lakhs.
Most of these countries are island states with very little access to external world. They are not very much famous for tourism too. Many of these countries are facing severe inundation problems due to the rise in the sea level. Coronavirus originated in Wuhan and then rapidly spread to the top tourist destinations of the world like Italy and Spain. However, these isolated island countries managed to save themselves from the havoc of the Coronavirus.