As few as 10 countries have managed to avoid coronavirus so far, with zero cases reported in a handful of locations across the world.
As far as years go, 2020 can be considered a total wipeout. Coronavirus has surfaced in every corner of the globe, infecting almost 12 million people and killing over 500 000. However, there are still some countries on this blue marble of ours that are yet to register a single case.
Countries without coronavirus cases so far – July 2020
Research conducted by Al Jazeera claims that just 12 nations have managed to avoid the spread of coronavirus so far. An overwhelming majority are pacific islands, which are naturally isolated from most of the outside world due to their geographical locations. Zero infections have been reported in the following places:
- Marshall Islands
- Solomon Islands
- North Korea*
Which countries have not recorded any coronavirus cases?
However, we’re putting two mighty asterisks next to North Korea and Turkmenistan. Although neither country has reported a coronavirus case and they boast some of the strictest travel restrictions on Earth, both are known for bending the truth due to the cult of personality that surrounds both of their dictatorial leaders.
Any information from these “hermit kingdoms” has to be taken with a pinch of salt, and excluding them from the list leaves us with just 10 COVID-free countries, all of which are tiny island territories.
Can you travel to these locations?
The Marshall Islands recently announced that they would extend their travel ban until August. The small state relies on tourism from Australia, New Zealand, and other Oceanic nations, yet they are refusing to allow free movement again until they can guarantee that the threat of coronavirus has been eliminated.
It’s a far cry from what we’re experiencing in South Africa at the moment. SA is accelerating towards a peak of infections, and unfortunately harbours the highest doubling rate amongst the world’s worst-hit countries. However, there are some pockets of coronavirus-free locations in Mzansi – even if they’re difficult to find.
Source: The South African Read More