/COVID-19: List of countries that have reported no coronavirus cases – Business Insider

COVID-19: List of countries that have reported no coronavirus cases – Business Insider


North Korea

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A man walks his bicycle at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, in 2020.

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North Korea has not reported any coronavirus cases, though its leader, Kim Jong Un, has repeatedly outlined the disease as a potential threat.

The country, which already had little contact and travel with the rest of the world, closed its borders further in January, and has taken steps like quarantining a border town to try to stop its spread.

But experts are skeptical about the country’s official statistics and statements, with some believing that it could have had cases in March, or even earlier.

Its weak health system may not have been able to confirm them, and the secretive nature of the its ruling party means it may not admit if it is fighting an outbreak.

 

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