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Breaking: North Korea Confirms First Coronavirus Outbreak Since 2019

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North Korea has just confirmed its first coronavirus outbreak since 2019 when it was first reported globally.

Authorities in Pyongyang, have now ordered a nationwide lockdown.

State Media in Pyongyang reported the incident as a national emergency.

The positive case is a concerning development for a country that remains one of two nations in the world that is not vaccinated. North Korea has remained in a strict covid lockdown, shuttering its borders to most trade activity by land.

Meanwhile, the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has held a leadership meeting and urged tighter border controls against covid, declaring a “maximum emergency” virus control method, according to state media.

The person tested positive on May 8, and the results were identical to the BA.2, state media said Thursday.

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