Bryan Betts is the Deputy Editor of NK News. He has covered the Koreas for Yonhap News Agency, The Diplomat and Korea Exposé and previously worked as a newspaper reporter in South Carolina and New Mexico.
DPRK tells World Health Organization it found no positive cases after testing additional 734 people
Despite lack of vaccines, DPRK reports zero cases of new coronavirus after another round of testing
State media cite 'worsening pandemic situation' due to mutations as lesson against easing quarantine measures
There has also been activity at an import disinfection zone and key port, suggesting efforts to inch toward normalcy
The DPRK has yet to begin administering vaccines, as South Korea’s vaccination rate reaches 70%
COVID restrictions have made it nearly impossible to escape and reach the ROK, cutting off a key source of information
World Health Organization reports the DPRK tested 702 additional people but has yet to introduce vaccines
The DPRK has now tested 40,700 people in total, as Kim Jong Un demands 'flawlessness' in anti-epidemic measures
DPRK has yet to report a single case as it stresses ‘even a tiny failure is not tolerable’ in epidemic prevention
Release of latest data follows mask-free military parade, amid apparent confidence in pandemic measures
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