North Korea is one of the very few countries to not have reported any confirmed COVID-19 cases even though it continues testing and quarantining suspected cases according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and Reuters report.
There wasn’t been any confirmed cases of coronavirus despite North Korea testing thousands of suspected patients since December 2019 according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
The WHO representative to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea said:
As of April 2, 709 people — 11 foreigners and 698 nationals — have been tested for Covid-19. There is no report of a Covid-19 case. There are 509 people in quarantine — two foreigners and 507 nationals,
However neighboring China has been one of the worst affected countries and even South Korea has over 10,000 confirmed cases and 200 deaths at this point with many military personnel being diagnosed with COVID-19 at the border. However, it is one of the few countries able to curb the spread and control the outbreak.
Some experts have expressed their concern and doubts over the number being reported from North Korea for this very reason and the North Korean diplomat told Reuters:
We are on lockdown … We are very cautious about the spread of the virus,
I understand we have no cases, zero cases.