Why some countries still have ZERO coronavirus cases reported

The virus has been a major worldwide concern, infecting 3,131,659 people across the globe.

Many nations, such as Nauru, Kiribati and the Solomon Islands, have reported zero cases because of their remote island geographies.

Others, such as Comoros, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan are some the least populated places in the world.

Geographically large but mostly empty countries like Antarctica also have reported zero cases as of Wednesday 29 April.

The virus is highly contagious but mostly spreads in densely populated areas.

Most countries around the world have reported cases of COVID-19, with 214 of them having been recognised by the United Nations as having at least one case.

Around 190 have experience local transmission, where COVID-19 spreads within the community.

Deaths from coronavirus have been recorded in at least 166 countries.

All countries in North America and the Middle East have reported cases of the virus.

Due to the virus’ asymptomatic nature in some patients, it’s possible that a country that has reported zero cases may actually contain several.

Other countries, such as North Korea, have not reported any cases due to withheld information.

North Korea borders China, Russia and South Korea, all of which have reported high levels of the virus.

Premier League return plan given green light by Government [SPORTS]
Boris MUST take charge of UK coronavirus plan amid confusion – poll [ANALYSIS]
Sturgeon crisis: North Sea panic after warning for ‘bleak future’ [INSIGHT]

Five countries and territories say they have managed to eradicate the virus.

Greenland, Anguilla, the Caribbean islands of St Parts and Saint Lucia, and Yemen have all claimed that they have beaten infections.

Each says they do not have any currently active infections and have reported no deaths, despite previously recording cases.

Other countries say they have managed to dramatically reduce the number of new cases.

On Wednesday, China’s National Health Commission reported 22 new cases on the mainland, 21 of which came from abroad.

This is a sharp decline from the hundreds and even thousands of daily new cases being tallied until early March.

Most countries in Europe, where some of the worst of the pandemic has been seen, are beginning to look at lifting lockdown measures.

In Spain, which had imposed some of the strictest lockdown measures in Europe, children have been allowed one hour of daily outdoor exercise, while the rest of the country will be allowed to leave the home for short walks or exercise from 2 May.

Germany, which began easing restrictions on 20 April, is facing the prospect of having to restore stricter measures as its number and rate of infections grew again.

The UK, which has now reported the second highest number of coronavirus deaths in Europe, has no clear exit strategy.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday the UK was “approaching the end of the first phase” of its social distancing restrictions, but warned that lifting them too early could cause a second peak in infections.

Source: Read Full Article