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North Korea still claims zero coronavirus cases – WHO report

Over a year into the pandemic, the official North Korean coronavirus tally remains at the zero mark, according to its latest situation report to the World Health Organization (WHO).

North Korea is one of the few countries that has not reported even a single case of Covid-19, which has infected more than 159 million people worldwide since the beginning of the pandemic.

The latest WHO report shows that the situation in the isolated country – which has become even more secluded during the Covid-19 crisis – has not changed. In the last week of April, 751 people were tested for Covid-19 in the North. Some 139 of them showed coronavirus-like symptoms, yet turned out to have an “influenza-like” illness or a “severe acute respiratory infection” instead of the dreaded virus.

Pyongyang’s self-reported outstanding performance during the pandemic has been repeatedly questioned by various parties, however, including senior officials in South Korea, who suggested the North has been focused more on hiding cases rather than actually battling the virus.