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Covid cases surge in North Korea

North Korea confirms 50 Covid deaths. Kim Jong-un calls on military to stabilize the situation.

Where: North Korea

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North Korea has reported 50 Covid-19 related deaths, 8 of which occurred between the 14th and 15th of May.
Kim Jong-un has ordered his military to stabilize the supply of medicines in the country’s capital, Pyongyang.
According to North Korean state media, 1,213,550 cases of fever have been reported across the country to date, of whom 648,630 are said to have fully recovered.
Over 564,860 patients are reported to have been “under medical treatment” for their condition.
North Korea currently has no Covid vaccines, antiviral treatment, or mass-testing capacity.

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