The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the world quite hard. It has taken a toll on human lives, affecting over 164.6 million people around the globe. As per various sources, 3.41 million people have fallen prey to coronavirus since it started to wreak havoc. The most affected country till now is the United States, followed by India and Brazil. However, if the recent reports are anything to go by, some countries have already emerged triumphant in their battle against coronavirus, while some are on the doorstep of victory. They have fought tooth and nail to steer their people out of danger. Though a majority of these countries don’t have a large population like India, they still deserve all the kudos. Check out the names of those nations that flattened the curve and threw away the masks.
Israel happens to be the first nation to do away with the rule of wearing face masks. In April 2021, the country declared itself free from COVID-19. According to the reports furnished by the government, vaccines have been provided to 70% of Israelis. Since 24th April, there have been no fresh COVID-19 cases in the country. The strict lockdown measures taken by the administration have done wonders to stop the infection from spreading. The total number of cases in the country has been registered at 839,000, while 6392 people lost their lives to the pandemic.
The Himalayan country has led by example as it became one of the fastest nations to get its people vaccinated. Within just fourteen days, Bhutan has been able to vaccinate 90% of its population and that’s an unmatched feat. Even though Bhutan is surrounded by India and China, the country has never really been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and is among the first countries to declare itself COVID-free. They even got rid of face masks without putting the country under lockdown. 1309 people have been affected by the pandemic in Bhutan, while only one death has been reported.
Surprisingly, New Zealand has come forward as a country that fought efficiently against the pandemic. It has received praise from all quarters for its prompt response and administrative measures that took the infection to the curb. The New Zealand government has taken its people out of the clutches of coronavirus and lifted the rule of wearing face masks. The country is now completely free of COVID-19, owing to the overall brilliance and discipline. Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand has done a wonderful job in making it happen.
Though the United States of America is still waging a war against the pandemic, the government has allowed its people to go out of their homes without face masks. However, it is only applicable for vaccinated people. Those who have taken both vaccine shots, do not need to put on their face masks while walking, running, or being in a gathering consisting of a limited number of people. With that being said, face masks are still mandatory if someone is attending sports events or is in any crowded areas. According to the reports released till now, 33 million Americans have been affected by COVID-19. 581,000 people have expired.
It all began in China. It was Wuhan from where the infection actually started spreading. It was pretty normal for the country to be one of the worst affected and that too during the initial phases. However, the government has taken some effective steps to bring the situation under control. Strict lockdowns have played a key role in flattening the curve. The number of COVID-19 cases reported in China has been 90,908. The number of death cases is 4636.
Although Hawaii is technically not a country, it deserves to be on the list too. All the residents of Hawaii have received at least a single dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, while half the population has been given both. Residents are no longer required to wear masks outdoors as everyone is vaccinated. Even various ocean sports competitions have started taking place in Hawaii. However, people are still required to wear masks indoors.
If you miss your country on this list, chances are that it will soon be on this list too as governments across the globe have pulled up their socks to make it a Coronavirus-free world.