N. Korea records 6 Covid-19 deaths amid ‘explosive’ fever spread


North Korea Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un blames loopholes in the virus control and prevention system after Covid-19 cases are detected in the country. – EPA pic, May 13, 2022.

NORTH Korea today recorded six Covid-19 deaths and said more than 18,000 people are showing fever symptoms nationwide, as Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un blames loopholes in the virus control and prevention system in the country.

“On May 12, about 18,000 cases of people with fever were reported nationwide. Of the total, 187,800 are currently isolated and treated,” said the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), as quoted by Yonhap.


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