New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The number of cases of the novel coronavirus have been surging at an alarming across the world. So far the deadly virus, which originated in China’s Wuhan, has affected more than a million people and death toll is nearing 70,000.

Looking at the alarming situation, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed concerns about the near-exponential escalation of the new coronavirus pandemic and urged citizens around the globe to stand together to fight COVID-19.

With the virus affecting almost more than a million people, many of us are wondering whether there is any country left in the globe that is not affected due to the infection or not. So here’s a list of countries that have not reported a single COVID-19 case yet.    

  •  Comoros
  •  Kiribati
  •  Lesotho
  •  Marshall Islands
  •  Micronesia
  •  Nauru
  •  North Korea
  •  Palau
  •  Samoa
  •  Solomon Islands
  •  Tajikistan
  •  Tonga
  •  Turkmenistan
  •  Tuvalu
  •  Vanuatu
  •  Yemen

 

The virus has spread at an alarming rate across the world, following which the WHO has expressed concerns over the rapid escalation and global spread of infection. 

“Over the past five weeks, we have witnessed a near exponential growth in the number of new cases, reaching almost every country,” said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus earlier.

In India, the virus has claimed the lives of 109 people and affected over 4,000 so far. To control the spread of the virus, the government has imposed a 21-day lockdown in the nation and urged citizens to practice ‘social distancing’.

It has also directed all district heads to ensure seamless functioning of pharma units making devices and medicines and clarified that there is no evidence that coronavirus was an airborne infection.

The government has also said that the rate of doubling of COVID-19 cases in India is 4.1 days currently, but if the cases linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation would not have happened, it would have been 7.4 days.

(With PTI inputs)

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma