Did you know that there are around 14 countries that did not have contagion or deaths from covid?
It seems difficult that at this point, as we approach the year that the Covid-19 pandemic began, there are places where the virus has not yet reached. And yet it is true. This is a list of nations and territories that, as of January 11, 2021, have reported no cases. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that only 14 countries in the world have zero infections of coronavirus (COVID-19) and, therefore, zero deaths from the pandemic. The health agency detailed the above in contrast to what happens with the rest of the world, where most nations still battle against the virus and its different variants that have infected almost 106 million people and killed more than 2.3 million.
These are some of the countries that report zero deaths and infections of COVID-19, according to reports cited by the Argentine newspaper La Nación:
Cook Islands: They are made up of 15 small islands in the South Pacific, more than three thousand kilometers from New Zealand. This region of the world applied mandatory quarantine and temporary prohibition to vessels in its ports.
American Samoa: It closed its borders at the beginning of the pandemic, even to residents who were abroad. Just two weeks ago it allowed the entry of islanders.
Narau: It is the third smallest country on the planet, near Kiribati. It is a very poor nation that has the largest number of overweight people in the world and has a life expectancy of less than 50 years.
Palau: It is made up of 300 islands, very close to the Philippines. This country could be one of the first countries in the world to vaccinate the entire population against COVID-19.
Santa Elena: It is a British territory in the Atlantic Ocean. This place, close to Angola, imposed hyssop tests to enter and leave the island.
Other countries that did not register cases or deaths due to COVID-19 are North Korea and Turkmenistan, but experts doubt the accuracy of their health data and the willingness to make them public. The list is completed by Tuvalu, Tonga, Tokelau, Pitcairn Islands, Niue, Federated States of Micronesia and Samoa.
According to the report revealed by the WHO, 12 of the 14 countries free of COVID-19 correspond to islands or islets located thousands of kilometers from the coast, which implemented, since the beginning of the pandemic, very strict policies, favored by their geographic location.