April 13, 2024

North Korea reports zero confirmed COVID-19 cases, but key data is still missing

For 10 weeks in a row now, the World Health Organization has not published testing or quarantine numbers for the DPRK

North Korea claims to have zero confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of March 11, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO).

For ten weeks in a row now, WHO updates have not mentioned how many people in North Korea have been quarantined or tested for COVID-19. The DPRK self-reports its COVID-19-related statistics to WHO, which could only relay that the country was still testing samples for the virus in recent weeks.

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