The first case of infection with coronavirus in North Korea refuted

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Defector secretly recently returned to the DPRK from South Korea probably was not a carrier of coronavirus. About this informed the official representative of the center for control and prevention of diseases under the Ministry of health of the Republic of Korea Yoon Tae-Ho, reports TASS.

According to him, this man was never officially registered as a patient with COVID-19 or as a person in contact with an infected. Yoon Tae-Ho said that the testing was carried out on the infection in two people who had close contact with the defector shortly before his disappearance. These people have the disease is not confirmed.

The day before, on July 26, the North Korean authorities have reported the first case of suspected coronavirus in the country. The man, who is suspected infection, illegally arrived in the DPRK on July 19 from South Korea and was in the city of Kaesong. It tests for the presence of coronavirus showed ambiguous results.

According to the official statistics of North Korea, the country has not recorded any case of coronavirus. At the end of March it was reported that North Korea secretly asked for help in the fight against the epidemic. Then Pyongyang appealed to the international community to test more people for infection.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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