North Korea puts unusual focus on Russia as it raises alarm about COVID overseas | NK News
June 23, 2024
Analysis

North Korea puts unusual focus on Russia as it raises alarm about COVID overseas

State media continues to cover global disease spread even as it reopens, an apparent effort to show DPRK is safe

The vast majority of countries around the world have left behind the strict pandemic policies of the recent past, abandoning mask mandates and social distancing as virus fears have eased and people have returned to their normal routines.

But in the alternate reality of North Korean state media, COVID-19 and other infectious diseases are continuing to ravage populations beyond the safety of the DPRK’s borders.

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