Although the coronavirus affects the whole world, there are 10 countries that have not seen any coronavirus cases. Although these countries protected their lands against the virus, they could not be protected from the impact of the epidemic.
Also known as coronavirus SARS COV-2, caused COVID-19 While the disease took the whole world by storm, it negatively affected almost everything from economy to sports, from entertainment to industry. Even so There are ‘a few’ countries where COVID-19 has not hit However, these countries have survived the negative effects of COVID-19 only in terms of the number of patients.
As you can imagine, no major country with international connections has so far managed to escape the coronavirus. However, like Palau, Marshall Islands, Samoa several small countries have managed to prevent the coronavirus from reaching their territory. Well, these countries that have never seen coronavirus cases are indeed Did they manage to ‘beat’ the epidemic?
10 countries with no coronvirus cases
- Marshall Islands
- Solomon Islands
Palau cannot continue tourism activities that make up almost half of the country’s economy due to coronavirus.
Is a small island nation in the Pacific Ocean Palauclosed its borders in late March, when the coronavirus became a pandemic, ensuring that not a single case of coronavirus was seen in the country. This situation, a medical success does not change the fact that the country is experiencing a great economic depression.
Palau, where 17 thousand people live according to 2018 data, last year hosted approximately 5 times the population of the country and tourism revenues make up almost half of Palau’s economy, according to the IMF. However, the borders closed due to the coronavirus are tourism to income it struck a blow and drove the country to the brink of a major economic crisis.
Marshall Islands saw 50 percent drop in fish exports
Having an extremely large coral reef Marshall IslandsIt is difficult to say that the situation is heartwarming. The Marshall Islands, another country with no coronavirus cases, is experiencing a great loss at the tourism point as the borders are closed. However, as the country’s economy is not as dependent on tourism as Palau the real blow came from the fishing industry.
Most of their income from goldfish exports Marshall Islands have lost half of their export volume due to the coronavirus. In addition, another income item of the country tuna exports It is stated that it has decreased to 50 levels with a hundred. To summarize the situation, although the island countries mentioned above have managed to be protected from SARS-COV-2, they failed to ‘beat’ the coronavirus epidemic.