While the whole world is in a state of panic and is struggling to deal with the rapid spread of coronavirus, there are also some nations which have reported not a single case of Covid-19, and have managed to avoid it so far. Also Read - Amid Nationwide Lockdown, Coronavirus Death Toll in India Reaches 50; Total Cases Stand at 1,965
North Korea, which shares border with South Korea and China, has claimed that there are no cases in the country, but many reports have opined that due to the secretive nature of the government in Pyongyang and the degree of state control over the media, the claims might not hold much weight. Also Read - With 4475 Deaths, Coronavirus Has Now Killed More People in The US Than the 9/11 Terror Attacks
Turkmenistan, which just like North Korea is a tightly controlled state, has reported no cases so far.
Moving further, as per a report by Newsweek, the nations without a known single novel coronavirus case, are located primarily in the continent of Africa and isolated Pacific island states.
Several island states of the South Pacific including the Cook Islands, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Samoa, Solomon islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu have been spared from the menacing virus.
While in Africa, countries like Yemen, South Sudan, Vanuatu, Botswana, Lesotho, Tonga, Burundi, Malawi, Sierra Leone and the island nations of Comoros and São Tomé and Príncipe, are free from the virus.
However, as per a Statista.com report, no COVID-19 cases in Africa could be due to a lack of testing capacity on the ground.
Meanwhile, in other parts of the world, coronavirus is spreading havoc as total number of cases edge toward a million as pandemic surges in US, Italy and France.