North Korea says the Covid epidemic is spreading rapidly

North Korea reported a significant increase in suspected coronavirus infections and deaths on Saturday as it struggled to contain its first reported outbreak, which the country’s leader Kim Jong-un said could be one of the biggest crises in history. of the country “, the New York Times relationships.

“State media said 174,400 other people had symptoms, such as fever, that could be due to Covid-19, an almost tenfold jump from the 18,000 cases reported on Friday.”

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