North Korea’s COVID-19 test results for first suspected case ‘inconclusive’, WHO says

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

North Korea’s test results for a man suspected of being the country’s first coronavirus case were inconclusive, a World Health Organization official told Reuters.

“The person was tested for COVID-19, but test results were inconclusive,” Dr Edwin Salvador, WHO representative for North Korea, said in comments emailed to Reuters.

He added that as many as 64 first contacts and 3,571 secondary contacts of the suspected case have been identified and quarantined in government facilities for a period of 40 days.

On July 26, North Korea locked down the city of Kaesong after the suspected case was detected.

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