Entity recognition (Location)

I am implementing a covid bot where I have to dispatch COVID statistics based on the user (location) intent. I see it doesn’t make sense to include every country in my nlu.yaml (train_data). How best can I go about this?

What do you mean by this? In my mind there’s little wrong with having a lookup table that features a country list. This can be used by a RegexEntityExtractor to fetch the country as an entity. In you’re interested in a country list, you may be able to re-use the ones featured in this repository.