August 17, 2022

709 people in North Korea tested for COVID-19, no confirmed cases: WHO

World Health Organization receiving "weekly updates” from DPRK authorities, official tells Reuters

Just over 700 people in North Korea had been tested for COVID-19 as of late last week, an in-country official from the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday, the first time the organization has confirmed how many have been screened for the illness in the DPRK.

Speaking to Reuters over email, Dr. Edwin Salvador, who serves as the WHO Representative to the DPRK, also confirmed that diagnostic testing kits were sent to the DPRK from China in January.