“North Korea: Kim Jong-un declares Covid outbreak a ‘great disaster’” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/14/north-korea-kim-jong-un-declares-covid-outbreak-a-great-disaster
North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has declared the country’s first Covid-19 outbreak a “great disaster” as it reported 21 more deaths.
State media said 174,440 people were newly found with fever symptoms on Friday alone as the country scrambles to slow the spread of Covid-19 across its unvaccinated population.
North Korea said on Saturday that a total of 27 people have died and 524,440 fell ill amid a rapid spread of fever since late April. It said 280,810 people remain in quarantine.
State media did not specifically say how many of the fever cases and deaths were confirmed as Covid-19 cases.