How North Korea Went from ‘Zero COVID’ to 1.2 Million Cases in 72 Hours

Kim Jung Un

This time last week, North Korea was still claiming to be one of three COVID-free countries worldwide. Now it’s facing a public health catastrophe It took almost two and a half years for SARS-CoV-2 to travel from the Chinese city of Wuhan to the North Korean capital Pyongyang. That’s according to the North Korean government, […]

Covid: What will the pandemic look like in North Korea? 

For almost two-and-a-half years, North Korea has stuck to its claim it has seen no cases of Covid-19. Not any more.  This week, the country confirmed its first infections. The highly reclusive nation had responded to the pandemic by closing its borders, although few believed it had really managed to escape the virus. Now, the […]