October 23, 2021

North Korea reports no COVID-19 cases amid reports of humanitarian aid shipment

World Health Organization said DPRK received personal protective equipment, masks and test reagents

North Korea has tested an additional 693 people for COVID-19 and reported zero positive cases, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), amid recent news that North Korea accepted an aid shipment through a major sea route from China.

In its latest weekly situation report released Sunday night, the WHO said the total number tested in the country using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was 41,393 people, with DPRK health authorities allegedly having collected 82,512 samples.