North Korea claims no confirmed cases of coronavirus: WHO     DATE: 2024-07-15 17:21:16

Health workers disinfect a subway station in Pyongyang in this <strong></strong>picture from North Korea's Rodong Shimmun on Aug. 1, 2020. Capture from Rodong Shimmun-Yonhap
Health workers disinfect a subway station in Pyongyang in this picture from North Korea's Rodong Shimmun on Aug. 1, 2020. Capture from Rodong Shimmun-Yonhap

North Korea has conducted coronavirus tests on more than 10,000 people but no outbreak has been reported in the country yet, a World Health Organization report showed Tuesday.

The North has conducted tests on a total of 10,960 people as of Dec. 10 and claims that no cases have been reported, according to the agency's latest weekly situation report on COVID-19.

From Nov. 27 to Dec. 3 alone, 791 people were tested while another 766 tested negative from Dec. 3 to 10, the agency said.

A total of 33,223 people has been released from quarantine as of Dec. 3, it added.

North Korea has claimed to be coronavirus-free, but it has been relatively swift with its antivirus campaign by closing its border earlier this year and toughening quarantine measures. (Yonhap)