N.Korea Admits COVID ‘Emergency’

Chosun Ilbo | May 13, 2022 at 2:30 PM
  • North Korea on Thursday admitted that the coronavirus pandemic has breached its border lockdown and declared “the gravest national emergency.”
  • On Friday, the official [North] Korean News Agency reported that six people have died from COVID-19 including one linked to the Omicron variant, and symptoms were reported by more than 18,000 people the previous day alone.
  • An outbreak in North Korea could also have dangerous consequences for the rest of the world, making the country a breeding ground for new variants.