CNN News: North Korea announces first Covid deaths amid ‘explosive’ outbreak

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On Thursday, May 12, according to North Korean officials, the first-ever case of COVID-19 has been identified, prompting the government to declare a national emergency. 18,000 new cases have been reported with 6 deaths, one of which tested, positive for the BA.2 sub-variant of Omicron. The North Korean healthcare infrastructure has for a long time been considered neglected, so the outbreak could prove disastrous for the country. The crisis is exacerbated by the fact that the nation is not known to have imported any coronavirus vaccines. Read the full article here

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