These 12 Countries are Now Free of Coronavirus

According to the data, more than 8.4 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide, and 451,439 people lost their lives from this deadly virus.

More than 210 countries and territories have been infected by the virus since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.

But, incredibly, Due to better preparedness against Coronavirus, these countries are now on the verge of becoming COVID-19 free.

We tried to understand their better preparations against the virus and made a research report on ways to fight the epidemic of these countries...



Let's have a look on the complete list of nations that have been declared as COVID-19 free along with the details of the total reported case, deaths and active cases:

Fiji

The country has announced that it has become Coronavirus free, they have succeeded against the COVID-19 virus and now Fiji has zero coronavirus active case. Also, the recovery rate of the country is 100 per cent.

When the island nation reported its first Coronavirus case, the border was closed, and strict isolation measures were implemented to Fiji's population. However, Fiji has managed to contain the spread of Coronavirus.

New Zealand

New Zealand completed contact tracing of Covid-19 in 48 hours.

The first case was found in New Zealand on 28 February, but the government had banned the entry of passengers coming from China from February 3, i.e. 25 days before the first case found, only New Zealand citizens were exempted.

As soon as the cases crossed 100, the government introduced the alert system on March 21, when Level-2 was kept there.

Level-3 took place on the evening of 23 March and when the cases exceeded 200.

And the level-4 i.e. lockdown was imposed on the afternoon of 25 March.

In New Zealand, a person gets contact tracing within 48 hours as soon as they get corona positive. That is, when a person is found corona positive, all those who met him in the previous days were alerted and were advised to remain in self-quarantine till the test was done.

After 5 weeks of strict lockdown, the lockdown was brought to Level-3 from 28 April. That is, all shops and non-essential business sectors were given permission to resume work.

Iceland

Iceland had tested 13.5% of its population by 5 May. All those who did not have symptoms of corona but were returning from other countries were tested.

It also showed that 0.6% of the cases were those with no symptoms of the corona, but they remained carriers of the virus. In such a situation, people coming from countries that became hot spots of the virus were kept isolated.

The first case of Corona in Iceland came on February 28, but from the last week of January, Iceland started testing of people coming from outside, while at this time in most countries, passengers were screened at the airport.

Iceland has done the highest ratio of tests per capita in the world, they have tested almost 55,000 people.

Many media campaigns, to take precautions like social distancing and handwashing were started here since the beginning of February.

There is no need for total lockdown in Iceland, but high school, hair salon, and some non-essential business sectors were advised to be closed from March 15. They were kept closed for 6 weeks and all of them were also opened from 4 May.

Iceland is one of the countries which has managed to do well in handling the coronavirus pandemic.

Slovenia

The rules to fight the epidemic were decided in the first week of February by the government.

On 15 May, the government of Slovenia officially declared an end to the coronavirus epidemic in the country, it was the first European country to do so.

The first patient of COVID-19 was found on March 4, but the government has implemented the rules to fight the epidemic in the first week of February.

After the Prime Minister's resignation in Slovenia, the government was changed on 13 March, and the total Lockdown was imposed on 16 March.

Early lockdown in time and strict adherence to it was the reason for Slovenia's victory over the epidemic.

To make the lockdown successful, the government gave 6% (3 billion euros) of its GDP to the citizens and businessmen of the country to compensate for the loss of the people.

Every person from outside here was quarantined for 14 days. After May 15, all business sectors started to be opened here, schools were also opened. However, public events are still banned.

Isle of Man

The country, Isle of Man locked in without being infected. This small country with a population of less than one lakh was put under lockdown for a month on 16 March without being infected.

Under the Emergency Power Act, a provision was made to collect fines from those who do not keep social distancing and break self-isolation rules, all non-essential shops were ordered to be closed.

On 15 April it was extended for the next 1 month, and the last case came here on May 20, and, there has not been a new case here for the last few days.

Montenegro

There is no new case was found in Montenegro for 28 days, the government is now preparing to declare the country free from Coronavirus.

The last case of Coronavirus was found on 5th May and the last death recorded on 10th May.

There is no active case recorded since May 24. Now, the government is preparing to declare the country free of Coronavirus under the guidelines of WHO.

The country had sealed his border on March 15, just 2 days before the first Corona case was found.

Also all the schools and colleges were closed in early March, crowds were banned. By May 26, 2% of the total population in Montenegro had been tested for COVID-19.

Timor-Leste

The government of Timor-Leste is about to declare the country free of coronavirus.

On March 21, the first case of COVID-19 was detected and on March 28 the country declared a state of emergency.

This closed all schools, colleges, forbid large gatherings, and stopped public transport in the country.

Although many businesses remain open, most citizens have chosen to reduce their economic activity or have left the cities for rural areas.

The country has only 24 cases and all of them are recovered, and no one had died, the country has very smartly handled coronavirus pandemic.

Cambodia

On 27th January, the first coronavirus case was found in the country, a 60-year-old elderly man returned from Wuhan was found infected.

Subsequently, on 7th March, Coronavirus was found in a local man. The man came in contact with a Japanese traveller who was found to be COVID-19 positive on 4th March in Japan after returning from Cambodia.

Soon after this information was received by the government of Cambodia, people who came in contact with that Japanese person were traced and three of them found negative and one positive.

40 Cambodian people who came in contact with these people were put to home quarantine. This quick action by the administration can be understood how Cambodia won this battle of Coronavirus.

Aruba

In Aruba, the lockdown was very strict and those who break lockdown were arrested.

This small island in the Atlantic Ocean sealed its borders on March 13, just 4 days after receiving the first case.

From 28th March, the government imposed a curfew from 9 o'clock at night to 6 in the morning, people only get permission to go out if they have important work.

Also, 180 people who had broken the curfew were arrested till May. The country has a population of only 1 lakh, and due to such strict lockdown, the graph of coronavirus in the country came to an end only after March, and at present, there is no active case here.

Brunei

In the Global Health Security Index, Brunei scores 66.7 in the Risk Environment, which succeeded in beating the deadly Coronavirus.

The National Isolation Center in the country now has only 1 active case and there has been no new case since May 7.

The lockdown was not implemented in Brunei but some important guidelines were issued at the national level.

As per the Global Health Security Index 2019, Brunei was at 128th position with a score of 32.6, but in the same index, it has a score of 66.7 in the Risk Environment, which makes it a better-prepared country for such emergencies. This is why Brunei controlled the epidemic without lockdown.

Trinidad and Tobago

Strict lockdown prevented the spreading of the infection in Trinidad and Tobago.

The first coronavirus case was found on May 31 in Trinidad and Tobago. The patient was already quarantined and his report was negative in the first two Tests.

The first case was found here on 12 March and was locked on 29 March, there were few cases here due to strict lockdown and immediate contact tracing of patients found positive. A total of 3169 tests were conducted in the country for tracking the virus.

Mauritius

Mauritius is the 10th most populated country, yet it managed to prevent coronavirus infection.

It is situated on the south-eastern edge of the African continent, the population of this country is around 12 lakhs but it is the 10th most densely populated country in the world.

This is the reason that when the first case was found in Mauritius on 18 March, the government closed all schools, non-essential shops, and borders.

On March 24, when the cases were reduced to 42, the lockdown was imposed across the country and first priority the government was testing as well as contact tracing.

One reason for Mauritius to easily defeat Coronavirus is that the health care system here is very good. There are 3 beds per thousand people. The government of Mauritius spends 9.3% of its GDP on social protection.