The World Health Organization praised North Korea on Monday for having a “flawless” system for mitigating COVID-19. The statement was issued because North Korea has yet to report any cases of the virus, and that presumedly, whatever the country is doing to mitigate the disease is working.
“Not a single case has been reported in North Korea,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who is a vocal opponent of COVID-19. “If every country adopted the North Korean model, we would literally eradicate this deadly disease.”
Ghebreyesus was pressed on what North Korea is doing to mitigate the virus. “Honestly, we don’t know,” he responded. “But whatever it is, it’s definitely working.”
In related news, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un returned to Pyongyang on Sunday from a 24-day tour of the nation’s “reeducation camps.”