Breaking: North Korea Confirms First Coronavirus Outbreak Since 2019



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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