North Korea announces its first-ever case of COVID-19

The first case of COVID-19 infection since the start of the pandemic has been reported in North Korea, the official press announced on Thursday, calling it a “serious national emergency”.

North Korea announces its first-ever case of COVID-19

The first case of COVID-19 infection since the start of the pandemic has been reported in North Korea, the official press announced on Thursday, calling it a “serious national emergency”.

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This first case "corresponds" to the highly transmissible Omicron variant, the official KCNA agency said.

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