As the world continues to battle the deadly coronavirus, 8 countries have successfully controlled the virus and given us a ray of hope in these trying times!
Though these are small countries with less population, the fact that they have stamped out the deadly virus is a reason to celebrate nevertheless:
1. New Zealand
On June 8, New Zealand declared that the last of its coronavirus patients had recovered with its health officials announcing there were no active cases of COVID-19 in the country. The Pacific island nation had reported over 1500 corona patients including 22 deaths.
On June 6, the Vatican announced that there were no more cases of COVID-19 within its population after all its 12 patients recovered. The city state did not report any deaths.
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Fiji declared itself free from coronavirus in the first week of June after all of its 18 patients who had tested positive for COVID-19 recovered successfully. The South Pacific island nation with a population of 9 lakh had imposed a lockdown in certain areas in April and put border restrictions in place.
The Balkan nation is the first European country to declare itself coronavirus-free on May 24, 69 days after it reported its first positive case. It had reported 324 confirmed cases and nine deaths.
The island country claimed virus-free status as early as May 18 after its health ministry announced full recoveries. It reported 11 confirmed cases and no deaths.
6. St Kitts and Nevis
The West Indies nation became coronavirus-free on May 19 when all its 15 confirmed COVID-19 patients recovered. The government said that all cases had a travel history.
The island country declared itself COVID-free on May 15 following the recovery of its 24th and final confirmed case. The country did not report any death from the virus.
8. Papua New Guinea
The Pacific nation declared itself free from coronavirus on May 4. It had recorded 24 confirmed cases and no deaths from the virus.
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