May 31, 2023

U.S. “fairly certain” coronavirus has already spread to North Korea: Abrams

Pyongyang has not reported any cases of COVID-19 in the DPRK so far

The top U.S. military commander in South Korea told reporters on Friday he is "fairly certain" the coronavirus pandemic has already entered the DPRK, despite Pyongyang's denials that the country has had any cases so far.

The comment, from the UN Command and U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) commander General Robert Abrams, comes as nations around the world -- including many with highly advanced healthcare systems and wealthy economies -- are fighting to contain the spread of a virus that has already sickened tens of thousands and killed at least 5,000 people.