As the world continues to grapple with coronavirus pandemic with the infections crossing the seven million mark and over 400,000 deaths due to Covid-19, at least nine countries have declared themselves to be free from the virus.
On June 8, New Zealand announced that the last of its coronavirus patients had recovered with its health officials saying there were no active cases of Covid-19 in the country. Tanzania’s president on Sunday claimed that his country is free of the coronavirus because of the power of prayer.
The Vatican said on June 6 that there were no more cases of Covid-19 within its population after all its 12 patients recovered. Fiji declared itself free of coronavirus in the first week of June after all 18 people who had tested positive recovered from Covid-19.
Sixty nine days after its first reported Covid-19 case, Montenegro declared itself coronavirus free on May 24, the first European country to do so. The island nation claimed virus-free status as early as May 18 after its health ministry announced full recoveries.
The West Indies nation became coronavirus free on May 19 when all its 15 confirmed Covid-19 patients reportedly recovered. The island country declared itself Covid-19 free on May 15 following the recovery of its 24th and final confirmed case.
The Pacific nation declared itself free of the coronavirus on May 4. It had 24 cases of Covid-19 and no deaths from the virus. With these the fight against corona seems to be glimmer with hope.