North Korea reports that it is going on about its life as the COVID-19 pandemic is raging across the world, claiming that they have not registered any coronavirus case in their country. The already-sheltered state was among the first to close its borders to prevent the spread of the disease.
Apparently it's not the only country where COVID-19 has failed to make headlines: Reporters Without Borders reproached Turkmenistan for playing down the pandemic, leading many news sources to falsely report that it had banned the word 'coronavirus'.
The DPRK's health ministry claimed that these measures, coupled with thorough disinfection, are the reason for their self-reported success in withstanding the virus.
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