Which Countries Seem to Have Escaped the Coronavirus … So Far?

An extensive global tracking that has been carried out by the Johns Hopkins University (Maryland US) as of March 31, 2020, shows that The COVID-19 pandemic has spread to all corners of the globe. However, some countries seem to remain unaffected.

According to data journalist Niall McCarthy of Statista – a German online portal for statistics –  the non-infection results are based on countries that have not reported any known COVID-19 cases. North Korea is one of these countries, although sources in South Korea claim that COVID-19 has already spread there via the Chinese Border. Due to the secretive nature of the government in Pyongyang and the degree of state control over the media, it is impossible to determine whether the South Korean claims are true. However, it is not illogical to think that North Korea’s isolation from the rest of the world is helping it avoid the pandemic to a large extent.

Several countries in Africa too, are still saying that they have no COVID-19 cases, although this could be due to a lack of testing capacity. The virus also remains mostly undetected in the smaller Pacific island nations, such as the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Source: Statista