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Kim Jong Un admits North Korea's COVID-19 outbreak is a 'great disaster'

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

North Koreas leader Kim Jong Un appearing in a face mask on television for the first time on May 12, 2022 after the country confirmed its first-ever COVID-19 cases. Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images
Kim Jong Un said that North Korea's COVID-19 outbreak is the greatest "turmoil" since its founding.
North Korea said on Saturday that there were over half a million cases of "fever" in recent weeks.
The country is especially at risk due to its under-resourced health system and unvaccinated population.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said that the country's COVID-19 outbreak is a "great...
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North Korea Confirms 21 New Deaths Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

1 month ago   |   By Time

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea on Saturday reported 21 new deaths and 174,440 more people with fever symptoms as the country scrambles to slow the spread of COVID-19 across its unvaccinated population.
The new deaths and cases, which were from Friday, increased total numbers to 27 deaths and 524,440 illnesses amid a rapid spread of fever since late April. North Korea said 243,630 people had recovered and 280,810 remained in quarantine. State media didn't specify how many of the fever cases and deaths were confirmed as COVID-19 infections.
The country imposed what it described as maximum...
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