North Korea confirms 21 new deaths as it battles Covid 19

North Korea confirms 21 new deaths as it battles Covid 19

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North Korea has confirmed that 21 people have died with “fever” as it continues to battle a Covid-19 outbreak.

The country imposed a lockdown on Thursday after announcing its first outbreak despite having reported no cases since the start of the pandemic two years ago.

"The spread of the malignant epidemic is a great turmoil to fall on our country since the founding," state news agency KCNA quoted Kim Jong Un telling an emergency meeting of the country’s ruling Workers’ Party.

"But if we don’t lose focus in implementing epidemic policy and maintain strong organisation power and control based on single-minded unity of the party and the people and strengthen our epidemic battle, we can more than overcome the crisis."

Officials stated that about 280,810 people are being treated and 27 deaths have been recorded since a fever of unidentified origins was reported in late April.

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