North Korea hails recovery as WHO worries about missing data

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Wednesday more than a million people have already recovered from suspected COVID-19 just a week after revealing an outbreak it appears to be trying manage in isolation as global experts express deep concern over public health threat. The country’s antivirus headquarters announced 232,880 new fever cases and … 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

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