Now, according to the American Johns Hopkins University, of the 54 African States there are only three where still not detected any cases of coronavirus. One of them is the Kingdom of Lesotho. March 30 is a small mountainous country enclave with a population of just over 2 million people joined a 25-day quarantine. Continue to work only hospitals, shops and utilities. Lesotho was the first country in Africa, completely closed the border to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Not recorded a single case of infection COVID-19 and in Sao Tome and Principe. However, according to the who, the reason is that in this island nation in the Gulf of Guinea there is simply no equipment to conduct tests. However, in Sao Tome and Principe, home to just over 200 thousand people in all is a preparation for a possible outbreak closed schools, canceled flights, quarantined, placed about one hundred people recently arrived from abroad.
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Completing the top three African States that are free from the pandemic, Comoros. The fact that this archipelago located in the South-West Indian ocean, have not yet registered any case of infection, local authorities explain the features of local medicine. The fact that SKO is widely used for the treatment of malaria, and although scientific evidence for this no local doctors believe that anti-malarial measures allowed the state to avoid the spread of coronavirus. Yemen is another country of the Arab world, where, according to official figures, has not yet reached the COVID-19. However, the government is seriously prepared to fight the epidemic: the parties to the Yemeni conflict have agreed to precrashthe implementation of the fire, and in Aden established a quarantine center. Who say, if in Yemen will start an epidemic, the health system weakened by years of war state will not sustain the lives of millions of people will be threatened.
Very early began to sound the alarm because of the coronavirus, and North Korea. On January 24 in the country, a quarantine was imposed, suspended rail and air connections with other countries, stricter checks of arriving foreigners into the country and quarantine period for them is extended to 30 days. However, according to South Korean experts from the research Center of inter-Korean cooperation, accurate data on the situation in the North is not enough, so to say exactly how things are going in the country, is quite difficult.
did Not succumb to virus attacks as Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, at least according to official figures. In Tajikistan conducted more than 700 studies on COVID-19, all tests were negative. All visitors to the country go to quarantine, and, according to the who, now in quarantine zones remain about 4 thousand people.
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However, most free from coronavirus infection countries, of course, is an island state. The Republic of Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Tonga, Vanuatu – remote geographical location and their social isolation has played into their hands. For example, Nauru with a population of 10 thousand people a year visit only 160 tourists, and the nearest town is 320 km is related to the archipelago of Kiribati island of Banaba, which is talso no infected. It can be assumed that such a remote place is not in need of special protection. However, the island has only one hospital and acute shortage of medical staff and the hospital in Tuvalu – only 100 beds. The situation is similar in other island States, so the government just can’t takes any chances. In this regard the Pacific island countries have closed the borders, the appearance of the slightest symptoms citizens are required to go to the hospital, tests are sent to the nearby island of a large city and let the person only after obtaining a negative result.