Timeline: From North Korea’s COVID-19 outbreak to summits and missiles galore
NK Pro timeline charts the key events from May 1 - May 31
North Korea announced that it was dealing with its first outbreak of COVID-19 in May, nearly two-and-a-half years since the beginning of the global pandemic.
The outbreak reportedly occurred in “late April,” around the time of a large military parade. So far nearly 4 million totally unvaccinated North Koreans have reportedly had a “fever,” apparently a euphemism for a suspected COVID-19 case because the country lacks sufficient testing capabilities.
By the end of May, the DPRK claimed that it was “successfully overcoming” the crisis. But experts have expressed doubt about the DPRK data concern over its
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- 05Japan dangerously out of step on North Korea as it flirts with rearmament
- 06State media review: Pro-DPRK media says tensions may cause ‘unpredictable event’
- 07North Korea’s largest-ever banknote signals changes underfoot in monetary system
- 08North Korea careens from floods to drought, straining an already fragile system
- 09Beyond missiles: Why governments aren’t waging info warfare against North Korea
- 10State media review: New disease outbreak rubs salt in North Korea’s wounds