The DPRK has assured the WHO that there is no case of COVID-19 in the country

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 REUTERSThere 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 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.”

It will be recalled that in February 2020, the first case of  coronavirus infection of the new type 2019-nCoV was registered in North Korea .

(C)UNIAN 2021

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  1. I believe them, who wouldn’t?

    They are a great and resilient People!

    If their glorious leader can play a round of Golf in 17 strokes and fly a very complicated Aeroplane having studied the Manual for 30 minutes, I can definitely believe they have no Virus.

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