North Korea goes into lockdown after ‘first ever case of Covid’
The Metro says North Korea has imposed a nationwide lockdown to control its first acknowledged Covid-19 outbreak of the pandemic.
For more than two years It has held a widely doubted claim of a perfect record of keeping out the virus that has spread to nearly every place in the world.
The size of the outbreak was not immediately known, but it could have serious consequences because the country has a poor health care system and its 26 million people are believed to be mostly unvaccinated.
Some experts say the North, by its rare admission of an outbreak, may be seeking outside aid.
The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said tests of samples collected on Sunday from an unspecified number of people with fevers in the capital, Pyongyang, confirmed they were infected with the Omicron variant.
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