North Korea says the number of coronavirus infections is under control and “stable decreasing”. On Tuesday (local time), the country registered fewer than 200,000 new ‘fever cases’ for the third day in a row.
North Korea made the first report of a corona case earlier this month. Since then, nearly 3 million cases of what the country calls “fever” have been reported, according to the state news agency KCNA.
North Korea has not indicated how many people with a fever have been infected with the coronavirus, presumably due to a lack of capacity to test on a large scale. The official death toll stands at 68 on Tuesday.
According to KCNA, the country is “successful” in fighting the outbreak. “A few days after the maximum emergency to prevent an epidemic was introduced, the number of deaths across the country has decreased dramatically, and the number of people who have recovered has increased.
This has slowed the spread of the disease and the situation remains stable the state news agency said.