North Korea reports more fevers as Kim says virus progresses

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday it found nearly 220,000 more people with feverish symptoms, even as leader Kim Jong Un claimed progress in slowing a largely unidentified spread. diagnosed with COVID-19 in its unvaccinated population and hinted at easing virus restrictions to feed a shrinking economy. The outbreak has raised concerns … 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

Kim blasts pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has criticized authorities for slow drug deliveries and mobilized the military to respond to a spike in suspected COVID-19 infections as his country struggles to contain a fever that is said to have killed dozens of people and sickened almost a million more in the … Read more