With Nigeria recording 135 confirmed case of coronavirus with 2 deaths, a handful of countries have so far escaped the COVID-19 pandemic.
Naija News reports that the virus which emerged in Wuhan, China last December had recorded over 788,000 confirmed cases worldwide, with the death toll reaching nearly 38,000, and 166,700 recovered cases according to figures compiled by US-based Johns Hopkins University.
However, some countries in the pacific and others from the Africa and Asia region, have so far escaped the virus.
In Africa, Lesotho, South Sudan, Yemen, Burundi, 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.
Some Pacific Island nations and regions including Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu, the Cook Islands, Niue, and Tuvalu are yet to report any confirmed case of the virus.