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Amid Covid outbreak, North Korea's Kim deploys army to battle ‘fever’: 5 points

As many as six more people lost their lives due to the suspicious ‘fever,’ pushing the nationwide death toll to 56. 
FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong. (via REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong. (via REUTERS)
Published on May 17, 2022 06:26 AM IST
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6 more die of ‘fever’ in North Korea amid reports of Covid outbreak

  • The toll comes despite leader Kim Jong Un ordering nationwide lockdowns in a bid to slow the spread of disease through the unvaccinated population.
FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks commute amid concerns over the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Pyongyang, North Korea.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks commute amid concerns over the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Pyongyang, North Korea.(REUTERS)
Published on May 17, 2022 04:14 AM IST
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North Korea reports 8 deaths as Kim laments Covid response

  • The North’s emergency anti-virus headquarters said more than 1.2 million people fell ill amid a rapid spread of fever since late April and about 564,860 are currently under quarantine.
State media didn’t specify how many of the fever cases and deaths were confirmed as COVID-19 cases.(AP)
State media didn’t specify how many of the fever cases and deaths were confirmed as COVID-19 cases.(AP)
Published on May 16, 2022 05:43 AM IST
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N.Korea's Covid toll at 42; Shanghai to gradually open businesses: Top updates

North Korea on Sunday reported 15 more Covid-19 deaths, taking the toll to 42. Authorities are currently mobilising more than a million health and other workers to try to suppress the outbreak.
People wearing protective face masks walk amid concerns over Covid-19 in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Reuters file photo)
People wearing protective face masks walk amid concerns over Covid-19 in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Reuters file photo)
Published on May 15, 2022 10:36 AM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi

North Korea faces 1st Covid outbreak, over 40 deaths due to ‘fever’ | 5 points

The official Korean Central News Agency reported 296,180 people have flu symptoms taking the reported total to 820,620 as the country deals with Covid-19 outbreak.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks at a politburo meeting of the ruling Workers' Party to inspect the country's antivirus efforts against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic(via REUTERS)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks at a politburo meeting of the ruling Workers' Party to inspect the country's antivirus efforts against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic(via REUTERS)
Published on May 15, 2022 08:08 AM IST
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Written by Manjiri Sachin Chitre | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
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