North Korea on the brink of Covid-19 disaster, experts say

North Korea is on the brink of a Covid-19 catastrophe unless swift action is taken to deliver vaccines and drug treatments, experts say, as the number of people believed to have fallen ill has risen to nearly 1.5 million. The isolated country reported another sharp rise in new cases of what it continues to call … Read more

North Korea reports new fever outbreak amid COVID-19 crisis

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday reported another big spike in illnesses believed to be COVID-19 and encouraged good health habits as a massive outbreak spreads to its unvaccinated population and military officers were deployed to distribute medicine. State media said the Northern Antivirus headquarters reported another 269,510 people had a fever … Read more

CDC: Africa’s tourism favorite is now at “high” risk from Covid-19

(CNN) — The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has placed a popular African destination in its “high” Covid-19 risk category for travelers. South Africa – renowned for its stunning vistas, wildlife, vineyards and culture – is now at Level 3. In total, the CDC moved four destinations to the “high” risk column … Read more

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un blames ‘irresponsible’ workers for apparent explosion in COVID-19 cases

Seoul, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un criticized officials for slow drug deliveries and mobilized the military to respond to a increase in suspected COVID-19 infections as his nation struggled to contain a fever that reportedly killed dozens and sickened nearly a million more in the space of three days. North Korean … Read more

North Korea reports another 15 suspected COVID-19 deaths

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has confirmed 15 more deaths and hundreds of thousands more patients with fevers as it mobilizes more than a million healthcare and other workers to attempt to quell the nation’s first COVID-19 outbreak, state media reported. Sunday. After maintaining a widely disputed claim that there was no coronavirus … Read more