September 26, 2023

North Korea tested 9,300 people for COVID-19 and still claims to have zero cases

The DPRK relayed new numbers to the World Health Organization. The country ran 18,472 COVID-19 tests as of Nov. 26.

North Korea says it tested more than 9,300 people for COVID-19 and has zero confirmed cases, according to new numbers reported to the World Health Organization (WHO).

On Thursday, WHO — which periodically receives updates from the North Korean government — said that a total of 18,472 samples from 9,373 people were tested for COVID-19 as of Nov. 26. Meanwhile, none of these tests came up positive for the virus as of Dec. 3.