September 26, 2023

Over 1 million North Koreans mobilized to fight COVID-19 as outbreak continues

'Fever' cases in the hundreds of thousands as Kim Jong Un attends funeral for Pyongyang elite Yang Hyong Sop

Fifteen more North Koreans have died after suffering from “fever,” state media reported on Sunday, while another 260,000 are afflicted by fever symptoms as the country battles a nationwide COVID-19 outbreak.

North Korea does not likely have the testing capacity to confirm positive COVID cases at a nationwide level, and appears to be using “fever” as a euphemism.