NKorea politburo meets Kim Jong Un on virus emergency

18 May 2022
2022-05-18 14:55

North Korea on Wednesday reported 232,880 new cases of fever and another six deaths.The country's anti-virus headquarters said 62 people have died and more than 1.7 million have fallen ill amid a rapid spread of fever since late April.

It said more than a million people recovered but at least 691,170 remain "under medical treatment".The North's official Korean Central News Agency said KimJong Un during a ruling party Politburo meeting on Tuesday urged officials to strengthen virus controls at workplaces and make "redoubled efforts" to improve the supply of daily necessities and stabilize living conditions.

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