Nine countries that defeated the novel coronavirus!
Coronavirus has infected over 7.2 million people globally, as per data from the Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 7,240,085 people have been infected with the virus, while 411,279 people have lost their lives to the pandemic, which went global six months ago, after wreaking havoc in China. But few countries have managed to defeat the global contagion.
These are the nine countries that wiped coronavirus off its map!
Coronavirus-free New Zealand!
The South Pacific nation of 5 million declared on Monday that it was free of the coronavirus, becoming one of the first countries in the world to return to pre-pandemic normality.
This meant no more limits on people in cafes, malls, stadiums, night clubs or public and private gatherings. Life, for the most part, is back to normal.
Tanzania's president on Sunday announced that his country is free of the coronavirus because of "powers of God".
The country had 509 cases of the novel coronavirus as per the health officials, but the opposition claims that numbers could be way more.
Coronavirus in Vatican City
A file photo of the Vatican.
Fiji declared itself COVID free in the first week of June after all 18 cases were cured.
Their Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama wrote on Twitter: “And even with our testing numbers climbing by the day, it’s now been 45 days since we recorded our last case. With no deaths, our recovery rate is 100%” He added: “Answered prayers, hard work, and affirmation of science!”
With 324 confirmed cases of coronavirus and nine deaths, the country took 69 days to become COVID free.
on May 24, Montenegro became the first European country to do so.
St Kitts and Nevis
The West Indies nation declared itself a COVID free haven on May 19. All 15 confirmed Covid-19 patients reportedly recovered. The government said all cases had travel history.
On May 18, the island nation declared itself covid free after curing all 11 cases in the country.
Papua New Guniea
The Island country situated on Pacific Ocean declared itself free of the coronavirus on May 4. It had 24 cases of Covid-19 and no deaths from the virus.
The island country declared itself Covid-19 free on May 15 following the recovery of all its 24 confirmed cases. The country did not report any death from the virus.