North Korea told WHO - 'Not a single case of corona in the country', but this step raises questions on the claim
North Korea told the World Health Organization (WHO) that as of June 10, more than 30,000 people have been tested for coronavirus. But not a single case of infection has been reported in the country so far. The WHO said in a surveillance report on Tuesday that 733 people were tested from June 4 to June 10, according to North Korea's data, of whom 149 were infected with influenza-like illnesses or severe respiratory infections. were victims.
Experts are skeptical of North Korea's claim that it does not have a single case of infection, while its health infrastructure is very poor. It shares its borders with China, considered its biggest ally and its economic lifeline. North Korea has banned tourists, describing its anti-virus efforts as a matter of national survival. Diplomats have been sent out and cross-border traffic and trade have been completely banned.
Will keep Corona restrictions in force for a long time: Kim Jong Un
The self-imposed lockdown has put more pressure on the country's economy. North Korea's economy is already in crisis due to decades of mismanagement and US-led sanctions imposed on it due to the country's nuclear weapons program. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un asked officials during a political conference last week to be prepared to keep Kovid-19 restrictions in place for a long time. This indicates that the country is not yet ready to open its borders.
Inflation reached the sky in North Korea
On the other hand, the economic situation of North Korea is deteriorating day by day. Due to global restrictions, hurricanes and corona virus, a severe food crisis has arisen in this country. The situation has become so bad that the prices of everyday necessities are also skyrocketing. According to the information, the price of potato has increased three times here. According to the local people, to buy a small packet of tea leaves here, $ 70 (Rs 5191) and $ 100 (Rs 7414) have to be spent for a packet of coffee. Apart from this, people have to pay up to $ 45 i.e. 3300 rupees for a dozen bananas.