North Korea said all febrile patients (infected with the Coronavirus –known also as COVID-19) have recovered, marking the end of the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
The North Korean authorities said that they had not recorded any “fever” for the seventh consecutive day in the country.
But analysts said that there are still challenges with the exacerbation of economic hardships and the danger facing the unvaccinated population if the disease returns to spread in the future.
“No new cases of fever were reported in the past week, and all those who received treatment have recovered,” the North’s Korean Central News Agency reported on Friday.
North Korea has not confirmed how many people have contracted COVID-19 and appears to lack supplies for testing.
However, the authorities in North Korea said that about 4.77 million fever patients have fully recovered and 74 have died since late April, and no new fever cases have been recorded since July 30.