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

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. 

Over three dozen deaths and hundreds of thousands of cases have been attributed to fever since state media said last week that the omicron strain of COVID-19 spread from Pyongyang in late April.

The Rodong Sinmun

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. 

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