An Update On The Coronavirus Around The Globe

Written by Andrew Linn on March 30, 2020

As the number of coronavirus cases worldwide is around 700,000 (with around 33,000 deaths), there are nineteen to twenty-two countries which at this point do not have any confirmed cases of the coronavirus.  North Korea is one of these countries. Its government claims there are no confirmed cases, but that is being disputed. Meanwhile, Yemen supposedly has no cases, but that is also being disputed.

The other countries with no confirmed cases are as follows: Botswana, Burundi,Comoros, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, the Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Tajikistan, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

The following territories also have no confirmed cases of the coronavirus: Agalega, Alderney, American Samoa, Bonaire, Bougainville, the British Indian Ocean Territory, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, the Cook Islands, the French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Mount Athos, Niue, Norfolk Island, Pitcairn Islands, Rodrigues, Rotuma, Saba, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Sark, Sint Eustatius, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, St. Brandon, Svalbard, Tokelau, the United States Minor Outlying Islands, and Wallis and Fatuna. Meanwhile, it is unclear if the Falkland Islands have no cases of the coronavirus.

In addition, there are seven states with no recognition or limited recognition from other countries which so far have no confirmed cases of the coronavirus. They are as follows: Abkhazia, the Donetsk People’s Republic, the Luhansk People’s Republic, the Republic of Artsakh, the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Somaliland, and South Ossetia.

Meanwhile, there are no confirmed cases of the coronavirus on the continent of Antarctica, thus making it the only continent not being exposed to this pandemic.

Time will tell if these countries, territories, and Antarctica will have any confirmed cases. The odds do seem to be in favor of Antarctica and the various island nations and territories, given where their locations are.

I wouldn’t be surprised if North Korea is lying about having no confirmed cases.

The other nations with no confirmed cases are located on the mainland of their respective continents (Europe, Asia, and Africa), so it is unclear if they manage to be hit by this pandemic.

But as I previously mentioned, time will tell how things turn out in regards to these areas.

In the meantime, everyone should pray for an end to this pandemic, and pray for those being who are stricken with it.

Andrew Linn
Andrew Linn is a member of the Owensboro Tea Party and a former Field Representative for the Media Research Center. An ex-Democrat, he became a Republican one week after the 2008 Presidential Election. He has an M.A. in history from the University of Louisville, where he became a member of the Phi Alpha Theta historical honors society. He has also contributed to and Right Impulse Media.