wn.com 12 May, 2022 13:30 am

latest North Korea reports first Covid-19 outbreak, orders lockdown in ‘gravest emergency’

North Korea confirmed its first Covid-19 outbreak on Thursday, calling it the "gravest national emergency" and ordering a national lockdown, with state media reporting an Omicron variant had been detected in Pyongyang. The first public admission of Covid infections highlights the potential for a major crisis in a country that lacks medical resources and has refused international help with vaccinations and kept its borders shut.As of March, no cases of Covid-19 have been reported,
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