August 13, 2022

North Korea tests 667 more people for COVID, reports no positive cases

The DPRK has now tested 40,700 people in total, as Kim Jong Un demands 'flawlessness' in anti-epidemic measures

North Korea has tested an additional 667 people for COVID-19 and reported zero positive cases, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), as DPRK leader Kim Jong Un recently stressed virus prevention measures in a key policy speech.

In its latest situation report released Sunday, the WHO said North Korea tested 94 people with flu-like illness or respiratory infections and 573 health care workers from Sept. 17-23.