NKorea claims no new fever cases amid doubts over COVID data


North Korea is reporting no new fever cases for the first time since it abruptly admitted to its first COVID outbreak and placed its 26 million people under more draconian restrictions in May The government said today it had found zero fever patients in the latest 24 hour period the country's death count remains at 74 a mortality rate that would be the world's lowest if true There have been widespread outside doubts about North Korean statistics some experts say the government has likely manipulated the scale of illness and death to help leader Kim Jong-un maintain absolute control I'm Julie Walker

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