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WHO says North Korea's COVID-19 test results for first suspected case 'inconclusive'

4:00am IST

GENEVA/SEOUL North Korea's test results for a man suspected of being the country's first coronavirus case were inconclusive, though authorities have quarantined more than 3,635 primary and secondary contacts, a World Health Organization official told Reuters.

WHO says North Korea's COVID-19 test results for first suspected case 'inconclusive'

05 Aug 2020

GENEVA/SEOUL North Korea's test results for a man suspected of being the country's first coronavirus case were inconclusive, though authorities have quarantined over 3,635 primary and secondary contacts, a World Health Organization official told Reuters.

Coronavirus complicates S.Korea flood response as hundreds gather in shelters

05 Aug 2020

SEOUL, Aug 5 South Korean officials are working to keep more than a thousand people displaced by flooding safe and healthy with anti-coronavirus measures in place at crowded shelters as the government weighed declaring disaster zones on Wednesday.

Escape to North Korea: Defector at heart of COVID-19 case fled sex abuse investigation

28 Jul 2020

SEOUL Last week, a 24-year-old defector returned to North Korea the way he left in 2017, authorities say, but with a coronavirus pandemic raging in the background this time, his illicit trip drew far more attention.

Factbox: What is known about North Korea's possible coronavirus 'patient zero'

27 Jul 2020

SEOUL After North Korea announced what could be its first publicly confirmed case of coronavirus on Sunday, officials in Seoul believe they may have identified the man suspected of crossing into the North, but said so far there is no sign he was infected.

FACTBOX-What is known about N.Korea's possible coronavirus 'patient zero'

27 Jul 2020

SEOUL, July 27 After North Korea announced what could be its first publicly confirmed case of coronavirus on Sunday, officials in Seoul believe they may have identified the man suspected of crossing into the North, but said so far there is no sign he was infected.

North Korea declares emergency in border town over first suspected COVID-19 case

26 Jul 2020

SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared an emergency and a lockdown in a border town after a person suspected of being infected with the novel coronavirus returned from South Korea after illegally crossing the border, state media said on Sunday. | Video

South Korea says daily coronavirus cases may top 100, driven by imported infections

24 Jul 2020

SEOUL South Korean health authorities said novel coronavirus infections among people arriving from abroad could drive the number of new cases on Friday to more than 100, the first time since the beginning of April that daily cases hit triple digits.

Handstands in North Korea: Swedish ambassador takes yoga to streets amid coronavirus lockdown

23 Jul 2020

SEOUL Barefoot and blonde, Swedish Ambassador Joachim Bergstrom makes an unlikely sight in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang, as he practices yoga poses near some of its most iconic landmarks.

Chinese 'dark fleets' observed fishing off North Korea despite sanctions ban - report

23 Jul 2020

SEOUL "Dark fleets" believed to be from China have been fishing in North Korean waters, potentially netting Pyongyang millions of dollars in illicit fees and forcing smaller North Korean vessels further afield, a series of reports said this week.

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