North Korea officially claims that it has had zero coronavirus cases despite reports to the contrary.

This is what RFA learned from inside North Korea.

Many experts believe that COVID-19 would have spread widely in North Korea with its thread-bare health care system, while extensive restrictions on movements and border closures showed Pyongyang took the threat seriously despite its zero-cases claim.

After the shutdown of the North's borders with China and Russia, many questionable deaths were reported inside North Korea. Did North Koreans truly believe the official line?

What is it that North Korean authorities are trying to hide?