North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “solemnly announced” the victory over COVID-19 In August, no cases of coronavirus infection were detected in North Korea. In total, more than 4.772 million people fell ill with COVID-19 in the country from the end of April to the end of July. p>At a meeting on anti-epidemic measures, Kim Jong-un “solemnly announced victory in the anti-epidemic campaign to destroy <…> new coronavirus”, reported by the state media.
In August, not a single case of coronavirus infection was detected in the DPRK. The incidence began to decrease from July and reached its minimum values by the end of the month. So, on July 29, the authorities reported only three cases of COVID-19.
In total, from the end of April to the end of July, more than 4.772 million people were infected with the coronavirus, almost all of them recovered. In mid-May, the incidence reached peak values— more than 390 thousand infected per day.
Pyongyang associated the outbreak of COVID-19 with the launch of balloons from South Korea. This was denied in Seoul.
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