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Coronavirus: Believe it or not, these 10 popular countries have managed to keep COVID-19 at bay

Updated : 2020-03-17 22:14:38

Even as the death toll due to the lethal coronavirus has crossed the 7,000-mark, countries across the world are struggling to combat the diseases. However, some nations have managed to ensure that they deadly virus does not set foot on their shores. CNBC-TV18 has handpicked 10 popular countries that may not suffer the wrath of the virus. Check out how these have managed to achieve the feat. (Image: Reuters)
Even as the death toll due to the lethal coronavirus has crossed the 7,000-mark, countries across the world are struggling to combat the diseases. However, some nations have managed to ensure that they deadly virus does not set foot on their shores. CNBC-TV18 has handpicked 10 popular countries that may not suffer the wrath of the virus. Check out how these have managed to achieve the feat. (Image: Reuters)
Venezuela | Locked in a political and economic battle, Caracas has ensured travel bans were in place well before the current crisis. This has helped the country keep the virus at bay. (Image: Reuters)
Venezuela | Locked in a political and economic battle, Caracas has ensured travel bans were in place well before the current crisis. This has helped the country keep the virus at bay. (Image: Reuters)
Mauritius | The island nation has beefed up travel restrictions, which has dramatically reduced the chances of the disease entering it. (Image: Reuters)
Mauritius | The island nation has beefed up travel restrictions, which has dramatically reduced the chances of the disease entering it. (Image: Reuters)
Syria | Roiled in an almost decade-long civil war, there have been no cases of the coronavirus being reported in the war-torn country. (Image: Reuters)
Syria | Roiled in an almost decade-long civil war, there have been no cases of the coronavirus being reported in the war-torn country. (Image: Reuters)
The Bahamas | The tourist haven has banned the entry of travellers from Europe and America, which has kept it safe from the coronavirus so far. (Image: Reuters)
The Bahamas | The tourist haven has banned the entry of travellers from Europe and America, which has kept it safe from the coronavirus so far. (Image: Reuters)
Timor-Leste | Pope Francis recently decided to cancel his trip to Timor-Leste to stay back in Italy, where the virus has killed over 100 people. Soon, its capital Dili announced that it had disallowed unrestricted entry of tourists. (Image: Reuters)
Timor-Leste | Pope Francis recently decided to cancel his trip to Timor-Leste to stay back in Italy, where the virus has killed over 100 people. Soon, its capital Dili announced that it had disallowed unrestricted entry of tourists. (Image: Reuters)
Saint Lucia | This is a preferred destination for Westerners, especially during spring and it has survived without reporting a single case of the infection, thanks to strict travel restrictions. (Image: Reuters)
Saint Lucia | This is a preferred destination for Westerners, especially during spring and it has survived without reporting a single case of the infection, thanks to strict travel restrictions. (Image: Reuters)
Libya | Along with the UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, Libya has quarantined travellers and discontinued unnecessary international travel. (Image: Reuters)
Libya | Along with the UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, Libya has quarantined travellers and discontinued unnecessary international travel. (Image: Reuters)
Yemen | As another country facing political conflict, Yemen has not reported any case of the corona crisis. (Image: Reuters)
Yemen | As another country facing political conflict, Yemen has not reported any case of the corona crisis. (Image: Reuters)
Nicaragua | The Central American country has issued strict travel advisories and discontinued flight service to countries with high cases of the infection. (Image: Reuters)
Nicaragua | The Central American country has issued strict travel advisories and discontinued flight service to countries with high cases of the infection. (Image: Reuters)
North Korea | While Pyongyang is extremely secretive about sharing any information about the country, it is unclear whether any cases of coronavirus were reported here. However, state-owned media has claimed that there are no reported cases so far. (Image: Reuters)
North Korea | While Pyongyang is extremely secretive about sharing any information about the country, it is unclear whether any cases of coronavirus were reported here. However, state-owned media has claimed that there are no reported cases so far. (Image: Reuters)
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