September 24, 2023

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

New WHO figures suggest just 31 have been tested since the beginning of the month

740 people in North Korea had been tested for COVID-19 as of last week, an in-country official from the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday, suggesting only 31 have been tested for the virus since the organization's last report at the beginning of the month.

In an email to media outlets, WHO resident representative in the DPRK Dr. Edwin Salvador said that the North's Ministry of Public Health has been sharing "weekly updates" with the organization concerning the situation on the ground.