October 23, 2020

North Korean foreign ministry boasts of “clean land” free of coronavirus cases

In unusual move, MFA statement promotes Chinese praise of DPRK virus prevention measures

North Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) released a rare statement Thursday boasting of the country’s supposed success fighting COVID-19 and amplifying praise coming out of China that the DPRK is a "clean land" with no coronavirus infections. 

The statement comes as North Korea also elsewhere in state media on Friday continued to claim there are no cases of the coronavirus in the country and that more individuals have been released from quarantine, despite no mentions of actual testing for the disease.