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North Korea Reports First Covid Case, Locks Down All Major Cities

The Omicron variant was detected on May 8 in Pyongyang, state media reported

By Wall Street Journal

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared wearing a mask on state TV as Pyongyang reported its first local case of Covid-19. The country, which had so far claimed to be Covid-free, has poor health infrastructure to fight outbreaks. Photo: Associated Press

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