February 22, 2024

North Korea reports 21 more deaths due to ‘fever’ amid nationwide COVID outbreak

State media says over half a million people affected by fever symptoms since April as DPRK battles COVID-19 outbreak

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the country faces “great upheaval” as state media reported another 21 deaths and some 174,000 new cases of “fever” on Saturday. 

The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Kim led an emergency meeting on Saturday, where it was revealed that over half a million North Koreans have suffered “fever symptoms” since an “explosive” spread began in Pyongyang in late April.