World Coronavirus: Still no case in North Korea, which tests according to the WHO

02:25  08 april  2020
02:25  08 april  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

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North Korea has closed its borders to all foreign tourists, most of whom are Chinese, as a precautionary measure, according to KCNA also reported North Korean health officials had set up a "nationwide test sample transport system" and had the ability to promptly diagnose suspicious cases .

Many observers of North Korea doubt its claims of not having any coronavirus cases . But a lack of testing equipment may mean it literally has not A red wooden marker on a sidewalk covered with a dirty slush of ice said “disinfection station,” according to a clip, which was smuggled to the Rev.


GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea , one of the few countries in the world to have yet to report a single confirmed case of coronavirus, claims to continue to carry out screening tests and to have placed some 500 people in quarantine as a precaution, the World Organization said on Tuesday of health.

WHO, which says it receives weekly status reports from the North Korean Ministry of Health, believes that the country has the capacity to detect SARS-CoV-2 in a reference laboratory located in Pyongyang.

"As of April 2, 709 people - 11 foreigners and 698 nationals - had been tested for COVID-19. There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19. There are 509 people in quarantine - two foreigners and 507 nationals, "said WHO country representative Dr Edwin Salvador in an email response.

"Since December 31, 24,842 people have been released from quarantine, including 380 foreigners," he added.

According to the WHO, 206 countries and territories have identified cases of contamination. Only North Korea, Lesotho, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Yemen are currently exceptions with zero cases.

Some experts doubt that North Korea, which shares its borders with China, the cradle of the epidemic, and South Korea, one of the most affected Asian countries, has not yet detected any infection.

(Stephanie Nebehay, French version Jean-Stéphane Brosse)

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