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No COVID-19 cases found in N Korea despite tests, says WHO

03:17 PM Oct 26, 2021 | IANS

North Korea has conducted coronavirus tests on around 42,000 people but no person was found to be infected by the virus, a World Health Organization (WHO) report revealed on Tuesday.

A total of 678 North Koreans underwent testing for the virus from October 8-14, but all were found negative, according to the WHO's Covid-19 weekly situation report

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Of the newly tested North Koreans, 113 people had flu-like illness or acute respiratory infections, while the rest were healthcare workers, Yonhap News Agency quoted the report as saying.

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The latest testing brings the total number of tested North Koreans to 42,773. North Korea has claimed to be coronavirus free, while taking a set of anti-virus measures, including strict border controls.

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