Anadolu Agency has reportedly published a report that shows a handful of countries worldwide who have escaped the deadly virus so far inspite of the declaration of the deadly virus, Coronavirus as pandemics by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Following the emerging of the virus in Wuhan, China last December, the virus has over 788,000 confirmed cases worldwide with the death toll reaching nearly 38,000, according to figures compiled by US-based Johns Hopkins University.
As at the time of reporting, no fewer than 16 countries from Pacific nations and others from the Africa ans Asia regions have no confirmed cases of Coronavirus.
In Africa, the countries of Lesotho, South Sudan, Yemen, Sierra Leone, Burundi, and Malawi and the region of Western Sahara to date have not reported any coronavirus cases.
In Asia, countries such as Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and North Korea also have no reported cases.
There are also some Pacific Island nations, popular tourist destinations during normal times, which are apparently untouched by the virus thanks to their isolation and remoteness.
These countries and regions include Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu, the Cook Islands, Niue, and Tuvalu.
The COVID-19 virus has spread to at least 178 countries and regions around the globe.
In all, more than 166,700 people diagnosed with the virus have recovered from the disease.