December 01, 2023

North Korea reports 5,368 ‘suspected’ COVID-19 cases, surge amid military parade

The number of those tested and quarantined in the DPRK spiked around the Oct. 10 parade, but no confirmed cases yet

Last month, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un tearfully thanked his country for having “not a single” COVID-19 case in a speech at the country’s massive Oct. 10 military parade.

But around the same time, the number of people tested, quarantined and “suspected” of contracting the virus spiked, according to new data from the World Health Organization (WHO).