North Korea Reports Nearly Two Million COVID-19 Cases

North Korea reported an additional 262,270 COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of pandemic cases to nearly 2 million.

The Korean Central News Agency reported that as of Wednesday, more than 1,978,230 million people have become sick with a fever since late April.

The Korean Central News Agency added that more than 1,238,000 have recovered, and at least 740,160 people are under medical treatment.

North Korea’s emergency epidemic prevention headquarters reported one death between Tuesday and Wednesday, raising its toll to 63.

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has imposed ‘maximum emergency’ virus controls after confirming its first COVID-19 case last week, including lockdowns and gathering restrictions in workplaces, BBC reported.


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