January 21, 2021

North Korea tests 13,259 people for COVID-19, still claims zero confirmed cases

WHO adds that “travel restrictions have been imposed” in the country, but it is unclear when these were introduced

North Korea claims it tested nearly 13,300 people for COVID-19 and still has had “zero” confirmed cases, according to new numbers reported to the World Health Organization (WHO).

On Sunday, WHO said that the DPRK has conducted COVID-19 tests on 26,244 samples taken from 13,259 people as of Dec. 31, 2020. 770 people were newly tested during the seven-day period of Dec. 25 and Dec. 31, according to the report.