March 02, 2024

North Korea struggling to provide medicine amid COVID outbreak: Kim Jong Un

State media reports 50 dead and over 1.2 million cases since the start of the outbreak this month

Updated on May 16 at 10:00 a.m. KST with details on COVID-19 case numbers nationwide

Pharmacies in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang are ill-equipped to provide medicine amid a severe COVID-19 outbreak, leader Kim Jong Un reportedly said at a “consultative” politburo meeting Sunday, according to state media.

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