COVID-19 is everywhere – or is it?
Oddly enough, 11 countries have remained free of pandemics since the coronavirus swept the rest of the world.
Not surprisingly, they are island states in the Pacific Ocean with little or no outside traffic, and they closed early, preventing all international visitors from entering their shores. 11 countries, According to the star, Who have not registered a single case of COVID are:
Population: 17,000 people
Precautions included closing schools on Rarotonga, the country’s 15 most populous island, and encouraging social distancing in public places – but after a few weeks, life was back to normal.
The borders were closed immediately with a strict two-week quarantine imposed on anyone entering the country.
Population: 104,000 people
Early on, this island country redirected cruise ships and imposed a ban on international travel.
Fully populated by descendants of the famous HMS Bounty rebel and a few captives, who landed on the islands in 1789, not a single case of COVID-19 has been recorded here.
Population: 17,900 people
Consisting of more than 300 islands, the country has suspended all trips and imposed strict quarantines on citizens returning home.
It may be free of COVID-10 but life is for many on this island It’s still hellish. One of the poorest countries on Earth, to make money, the government leases most of its land to Australia for use as a detention camp for illegal immigrants and refugees.
Population: 116,000 people
Very few airlines fly to Kiribati so it was easier for this nation to enforce a travel ban.
This small country is located midway between Hawaii and New Zealand, and is still free of COVID-19.
The government warned early on on more than 600 islands: “Passengers are not permitted to disembark any air or sea vessel originating outside the Federated States of Micronesia, except for individuals who have received an exemption from the national government or those who work on merchant marine vessels that adhere to the precautionary measures and protocols.” .
Population: 5 million
The only non-island country in the group, this Central Asian country has not recorded any cases – so voila! No COVID! Whether or not it is truly free of COVID is up for debate.