"He (Kim Jong-un - ed. note) solemnly declared victory in the emergency anti-epidemic campaign to destroy the new coronavirus that has entered the country", Yonhap writes.
The first case of a fever, which experts called covid, became known in the DPRK on May 12. Pyongyang has previously said there are no coronavirus cases in the country. In early August, the agency reported that there had been no new cases of "fever" in North Korea for four consecutive days. In total, this disease was detected in more than 4.77 million people in the country.
Moreover, the North Korean media have never called the disease a coronavirus. Each time they used terminology such as "patients with a high temperature" and so on - the country does not have the necessary equipment to detect COVID-19.