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.