CORONAVIRUS: A PANDEMIC NOT FOR EVERYONE, HERE ARE THE NATIONS WITHOUT KOVID-19
There are some areas where the coronavirus has never arrivedOn Covid-19 takes place quasi one year, and entered our lives like thunder from the clear sky, in every corner of the world, really, not really. There are isolated places on our planet where the virus has not arrived and two areas that claim to have not had a single case. Let’s talk about Turkmenistan and North Korea
These are the two countries that “officially” have not yet had a single case of coronavirus infection, despite bordering on pandemic-affected territories. On Turkmenistan borders Iran, where there are more than 828,000 registered cases. North Korea, on the other hand, borders China, where the pandemic is thought to have begun, and thus South Korea, where there were more than 30 thousand cases. On Turkmenistan and North Korea also shares the fact that it is run by authoritarian governments: they are two countries where there is no freedom of the press and a lot of information is kept hidden for propaganda reasons.
In July, a team of officials fromWHO was able to enter Turkmenistan and gather evidence that there had been a number of possible cases of coronavirus transmission, and a general increase in respiratory tract infections and pneumonia. Local authorities have acknowledged that the number of deaths related to respiratory problems has increased in 2020, but claim that the cause is air pollution.
As far as Korea, experts debated whether he actually had no cases of infection. It was in fact one of the first countries to close its borders last January. In February, the government announced it would not reopen them until KOVID-19 was cured. were not found, making masks mandatory and introducing restrictions on public gatherings.
The places where it is really plausible that the virus never arrived are islands and isolated archipelagos in the Pacific Ocean: how Nauru, Tonga, Kiribati, Micronesia, Palau, Samoa and Tuvalu. The fact that these countries are in the middle of the Pacific was beneficial. Apparently there are other places on Earth where the coronavirus has not arrived, as far as we know. The biggest is Antarctica, where there are no permanent residents, but there are researchers from different countries. Another very small place where non COVID has an atoll in Hawaii, Kure, which is part of a natural park.
In short, there are some really happy islands, the real ones.