December 09, 2023

North Korea claims zero COVID-19 cases as top official visits city on lockdown

First Vice Chairman Choe Ryong Hae inspected Kaesong where controls were put in place due to a suspected infection

North Korea's top state newspaper claims that there are still zero confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country, all while the country's highest-ranking official under Kim Jong Un traveled to Kaesong City to inspect citywide lockdown procedures.

The reported absence of cases comes after Kim Jong Un convened an emergency Politburo meeting over the weekend, where leaders agreed to lock down Kaesong due to a "suspected" infection with inconclusive test results.