The “Svalbard” island group, which is located between Norway and the Arctic, is immune from infection with the Coronavirus, which is a horror for the entire world, at a time when a state of panic and terror spread throughout Europe due to the large increase in the number of infections with the Coronavirus and the emergence of the new strain of the virus In many European countries, according to information that Al Arabiya has reported on international reports.
It is expected that the residents of the “Svalbard” islands will celebrate New Year’s Eve without any restrictions or concern about infection from Corona, as the reports reviewed by “Al Arabiya.net” say that Svalbard is one of the few places on earth where no single case of a virus has appeared Corona.
Islands in the winter
The population of the “Svalbard” islands of Norway is 2,300 people who manage to live in a relatively normal condition throughout this period, while life has changed dramatically and completely for people elsewhere in Europe over the current year nearing its end.
Residents on Svalbard still went to work and businesses such as shops, gyms and cafes remained open, despite familiar requirements to check-in with contact details and hand sanitization.
It should be noted that although no one has been infected with the infection, the people of Svalbard still suffer economically just like the rest of Europe, especially since it is known that Svalbard, like many remote islands, makes most of its money through tourism, an industry that has been severely affected. Coronavirus.
On Sunday, vaccination campaigns began in most of the European Union countries, against the emerging corona virus, which the world has suffered greatly for nearly a year, and the emergence of the vaccine came as a glimmer of hope to curb the virus, which is an unprecedented speed that inspires hope but also fuels distrust of vaccines.