In the last five months, we have watched the coronavirus go from being confined to China and within a short few weeks, watching the virus being declared as a global pandemic. The media have flooded our social media and televisions with statistics and updates on countries from all over the world who have taken a severe hit from the pandemic, scrambling what resources they have to minimise catastrophic results.
Italy, Spain and America are up there with being the worst affected, we are witnessing thousands of deaths occur daily and watching their countries fight for their lives while the virus takes over at an alarming rate with no sign of slowing down.
So far coronavirus has affected 188 countries according to Worldometer but believe it or not, there have been a handful of countries who claim to be totally untouched by the respiratory illness. Understandably, this has raised some scepticism amongst other countries questioning the validity of the statements. Are these countries testing correctly? Are they lying to protect their reputation? Or are they simply that isolated from the rest of us?
- Marshall Islands
- North Korea
- Solomon Islands
Many of the countries are small Pacific Island nations who declared national emergencies even before the virus came out in full force - so was the early call for a national emergency the key part in preventing the world-wide spread we have watched evolve before our eyes?
Adding to the list of countries with no active cases is New Zealand, as of June 8 Jacinda Ardern announced that there are no reported active cases and that they will be looking at raising restrictions permanently, giving us all a sign of hope that the end may not be too far away - for some of us at least.
Fortunately, unlike America, Spain and Italy, Australia has remained relatively unscathed by the virus, only claiming 102 lives where most were linked to overseas travel or had some sort of direct contact with someone who had recently travelled overseas. Statistics are changing every day and it's not hard to see that the world isn’t out of the woods yet on who is or can be affected by this virus.
During this lockdown period, there has been a lot of downtimes we have found ourselves in, using it as an opportunity to try new hobbies, attempting to colour our own hair and for some - whitening our teeth.
Thanks to BryteSmile teeth whitening strips, the easy DIY at-home kit is readily available to buy online and are delivered to you contact-free. The whitening strips are ready and safe to use, eco-friendly and will guarantee you a whiter and brighter smile while you wait for the world to return to normal.