The DPRK claims that almost 36,000 people were tested, but the coronavirus was not detected.There is not a single case of COVID-19 in the DPRK / photo by REUTERS
North Korea has told the World Health Organization that it has not had a single case of COVID-19 infection during the global coronavirus pandemic .
According to news.liga.net with reference to the South Korean agency Yonhap, the DPRK claims that only 35,947 people were tested, but found nothing.
The WHO weekly report reports that 693 tests were performed in North Korea from July 30 to August 5, all of which were negative. 112 of those tested had symptoms similar to coronavirus, but as a result all of them allegedly turned out to be the flu or SARS.
With the onset of the pandemic in the DPRK , harsh anti-epidemic measures were introduced , greatly tightening the already tight border controls.
In July 2020, Kim Jong Un said that there was “no coronavirus” in the DPRK because the authorities “prevented it from entering the country.”
In addition, the DPRK did not send athletes to the Olympics in Tokyo, “to protect them from the pandemic.”