North Korea has reported 65 deaths amid COVID-19 outbreak. Experts are skeptical – National |

North Korea said Friday that nearly 10% of its 26 million people have fallen ill and 65 people have died amid its first COVID-19 outbreak, as outside experts question the validity of its reported fatalities and worry about a possible humanitarian crisis. After admitting the omicron outbreak last week following more than two years of … Read more

Another spike in suspect COVID-19 cases reported in North Korea – National |

North Korea on Wednesday reported 232,880 new cases of fever and another six deaths as leader Kim Jong Un accused officials of “immaturity” and “slackness” in handling the escalating COVID-19 outbreak ravaging across the unvaccinated nation. The country’s anti-virus headquarters said 62 people have died and more than 1.7 million have fallen ill amid a … Read more

North Korea’s Kim Faces ‘Huge Dilemma’ on Foreign Aid as Virus Surges

During more than a decade as North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un has made “self-reliance” his governing lynchpin, shunning international help and striving instead for domestic strategies to fix his battered economy. But as an illness suspected to be COVID-19 sickens hundreds of thousands of his people, Kim stands at a critical crossroad: Either swallow … Read more

Kim Jong Un blasts officials over slow medical deliveries amid North Korean outbreak – National |

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un blasted officials over slow medicine deliveries and ordered his military to respond to the surging but largely undiagnosed COVID-19 crisis that has left 1.2 million people ill with fever and 50 dead in a matter of days, state media said Monday. More than 564,860 people are in quarantine due … Read more

North Korea reports 15 more suspected COVID-19 deaths

SEOUL – North Korea has confirmed 15 more deaths and hundreds of thousands of additional patients with fevers as it mobilizes more than a million health and other workers to try to suppress the country’s first COVID-19 outbreak, state media reported Sunday. After maintaining a widely disputed claim to be coronavirus-free for more than two … Read more

North Korea Reports 21 More Deaths From ‘Fever’ Amid Covid Outbreak

North Korea on Thursday reported 1st Covid case and declared national emergency. Seol: North Korea on Saturday reported 21 additional deaths from ‘fever’, two days after the country announced its first-ever cases of Covid-19 and ordered nationwide lockdowns. 174,440 new cases of fever were discovered on Friday, the official KCNA said, with 21 dead. It … Read more

N. Korea reports 6 deaths after admitting COVID-19 outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea — Six people have died and 350,000 have been treated for a fever that has spread “explosively” across North Korea, state media said Friday, a day after acknowledging a COVID-19 outbreak for the first time in the pandemic. North Korea likely doesn’t have sufficient COVID-19 tests and other medical equipment and said … Read more

North Korea confirms 1st COVID outbreak, Kim orders lockdown

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea imposed a nationwide lockdown Thursday to control its first acknowledged COVID-19 outbreak after holding for more than two years to a widely doubted claim of a perfect record keeping out the virus that has spread to nearly every place in the world. The size of the outbreak wasn’t immediately … Read more

North Korea test launches suspected ballistic missile after Kim Jong Un’s latest nuclear threat

Seoul, South Korea — North Korea has launched a ballistic missile toward its eastern waters on Wednesday, South Korean and Japanese officials said. The test launch came days after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to bolster his nuclear arsenal “at the fastest possible pace,” and threatened to use it against rivals. The launch, the North’s 14th … Read more

North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile: Seoul

Japan’s Coast Guard also said North Korea had launched “potentially a ballistic missile”. (File) Seoul: North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Wednesday, South Korea’s military said, just a week after leader Kim Jong Un vowed to boost Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal at the “fastest possible speed”. The launch was the latest in a string of … Read more