Published: May 20, 2022
Lacking vaccines and treatment, North Korea is deploying unconventional methods to fight its growing Covid-19 crisis. In a mere week since “first” cases were acknowledged on May 12, the number of suspected cases there climbed to nearly 2 million.
Published: May 18, 2022
The ongoing wave of Omicron infections in North Korea could cause tens of thousands of deaths in the unvaccinated country, according to Dr Oh Myoung-don, who heads the National Medical Centre’s committee for clinical management of emerging infectious diseases.
Published: May 13, 2022
At least one person confirmed to have Covid-19 has reportedly died in North Korea, while hundreds of thousands have developed a fever, state media said on Friday, offering hints at the potentially dire scale of the country’s first confirmed outbreak.
Published: May 12, 2022
North Korea on Thursday announced its first case of the omicron variant of COVID-19 and declared the implementation of the "maximum emergency" virus control system, putting an end to its longstanding coronavirus-free claim.