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North Korea Announces Its First COVID Deaths As ‘Explosive’ Outbreak Occurs

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North Korea Announces , Its First COVID Deaths, As ‘Explosive’ Outbreak Occurs.
According to CNN on May 12,
North Korea reported 18,000 new
"fever cases" resulting in six deaths.
The term "fever cases" is likely being used
due to limited testing capabilities in the country,
which means COVID infections have
not yet been confirmed in some people.
The term "fever cases" is likely being used
due to limited testing capabilities in the country,
which means COVID infections have
not yet been confirmed in some people.
The situation in which over 350,000 people have now likely been infected is being referred to as a "major national emergency.".
A fever whose cause couldn't be identified explosively spread nationwide since late April. As of now up to 187,800 people are being isolated, State media KCNA, via report.
The country had not acknowledged having any COVID cases until now, which many find hard to believe as the rest of the world hasn't been spared by the virus.
Kim Jong-un said the country's epidemic prevention measures were at a "vulnerable point.".
It is the most important challenge and supreme tasks facing our party to reverse the immediate public health crisis situation. , Kim Jong-un, via KCNA.
CNN reports all North Korean cities have been placed into lockdown and "people with fever or abnormal symptoms" are required to quarantine.
In addition to South Korea announcing it will
offer COVID vaccines to its northern neighbor,
China said it will do what it can to help as well. .
In addition to South Korea announcing it will
offer COVID vaccines to its northern neighbor,
China said it will do what it can to help as well. .
As comrades, neighbors and friends, China stands ready to provide full support to the DPRK in its fight against the epidemic, Zhao Lijian, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, via statement

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