The first case of Covid-19 in North Korea

Covid-19 in North Korea. On May 12, North Korea’s state news agency KCNA said the country had recorded the first Covid-19 case, a patient with symptoms of the Omicron variant was detected on May 8.

Covid-19 in North Korea

The capital Pyongyang has been locked down and leader Kim Jong-un has pledged to successfully put an end to the epidemic!

In the past three years, North Korea has not detected any cases of Covid-19 infection. Most North Koreans have not been vaccinated, and the coverage rate is very low.

Earlier, on May 10, the media reported that the North Korean authorities had suddenly ordered a blockade of the capital Pyongyang, asking people to stay at home, citing “national problems“, but did not specify what it was.

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