North Korea has successfully developed its own Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) equipment for COVID-19 testing. The country has not reported a single COVID-19 infection since the first outbreak and has managed to keep the virus at bay. Besides that, it has sealed all its borders in order to stay safe from the virus and its new contagious variants.
North Korea Comes Up with its Own PCR Equipment
While the whole world is battling with Coronavirus, North Korea is successfully keeping the virus at bay. Moreover, the country has developed its own PCR equipment for COVID-19 testing. Since the first outbreak in China, the Korean country has sealed its borders and implemented strict travel restrictions. The pandemic is a matter of national survival for North Koreans. As a matter of fact, the country has not reported one single case of COVID-19 yet.
A Step Towards Pushing Trade and Economy
As the virus continues to evolve globally, North Korea has found its own way of dealing with the virus. Researchers and scientists at the State Academy of Sciences have developed PCR equipment within the country that fulfills global standards. The authorities have listed the equipment as one of Kim Jong Un’s achievements to push machinery, tools, and materials beyond the country’s borders. The country closed all its borders when the pandemic started and hence, saw a downfall in trade. Henceforth, they decided to come up with their own PCR equipment to cope up with the losses.
Assistance from the WHO
North Korea took World Health Organization’s (WHO) help to build the PCR equipment. They have run the tests according to international standards. As mentioned above, the country has not recorded a single COVID-19 yet and they tend to continue this ritual further. The country’s leader has made it very clear that they will not allow the virus or its variants to enter their borders.
Although there are no cases, people are still advised to wear masks in public. The country is following all the COVID-19 protocols despite not recording a single case yet.