As several countries of the world continue to battle coronavirus pandemic, 15 countries have not reported any COVID-19 case.
The deadly virus which reportedly started in Wuhan China, has spread to 210 countries and territories around the world, and killed thousands of people.
The following countries have no single case reported so far: Comoros, Kiribati, Lesotho, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, North Korea, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
Similarly, Comoros with a population of 865,696, introduced some early precautionary measures, including the suspension of all international flights until further notice.
Kiribati, a small country in Pacific Oceania, has also yet to record any case. The country declared a state of emergency to restrict movement.
It has denied entry to any travelers, who have been in or transited countries with confirmed cases.
Kiribati is not the only small country to have declared a national emergency despite not having any case.
Countries like Nauru, Tonga, Vanuatu and others have done the same, the BBC reports.
According to reports, with just one hospital for over 10,000 populations, no ventilators, and a shortage of nurses, Nauru has put strict measures in place to keep itself from the virus.
Findings show that Nauru ensured that persons, who have transited through or have been in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, Iran, Italy, Korea, Europe, USA or Asia (except Taiwan) in the past 21 days, were not allowed to enter their country.
A policy of “capture and containment” was also effected where everyone gets screened and forced to self-isolate for 14 days.
The Marshall Islands has put in place total ban on international arrivals and have effected a lockdown to prevent exposure to the virus.
The Federated States of Micronesia, another country in Oceania, has locked down its country and blocked entry to anyone, who has been exposed to the virus. The country also declared a state of emergency and restricted movement.
North Korea is located in the North East of China, but it claims there is no case of COVID-19 in its territory.
A World Health Organization representative had reportedly said the country was testing for Coronavirus and had more than 500 people in quarantine, but still had no confirmed cases.
North Korea has imposed a lockdown as well.
Palau, another small Oceania country, has also been able to keep the country safe by restricting entry into the country.
The country has quarantined over 700 persons suspected to have been exposed to the virus.
Samoa, with a population of 198,151, declared a state of emergency while all international travel by air has been prohibited.
Solomon Islands has barred entry into the country for non-citizens since March.
The country declared a state of emergency while its airlines suspended all commercial flights.
Tajikistan, a country in the North West of China, has also been able to keep the virus away from its territory.
World authorities have expressed doubt on the claim by the country that no persons have been infected with the virus there.
The country now organizes its sporting activities behind closed doors with a large banner at the stadium with the caption “stop Coronavirus”.
In March, Tajikistan imposed a ban on citizens of 35 countries from entering its borders.
Turkmenistan, a Central Asian nation that shares borders with Iran, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, closed its land border more than a month ago.
The country also grounded all international flights since early February and started diverting all international flights from the capital to Turkmenabat in the North-East where a quarantine zone was created.
Travelling between provinces is allowed only for emergency medical reasons, family weddings, funerals, and visiting sick relatives.
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