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“Fever” in North Korea: why the situation is worrying


DECRYPTION – The country, which has still not reopened its borders since January 2020, claims to be experiencing a particularly significant wave of “fever”.

Is North Korea on the brink of disaster?

For less than a week, the country of 25 million inhabitants has been experiencing an epidemic outbreak of cases of "



A lockdown was declared by Kim Jong-un, who first appeared on television wearing a mask.

After the announcement of a Covid-19 case on May 12, the number of cases of "


" exploded and reached hundreds of thousands of contaminations in the space of a few days.

The balance sheet stood Monday evening at 56 dead, more than 1,483,060 cases of “


” and 663,910 people under treatment, according to the official KCNA agency.

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Yet the country, which was one of the first to close its borders when the first cases of Covid were declared, has never reopened them.

Two years after the start of the pandemic, should we be worried about the North Korean situation?

How did the virus enter the territory, and what should we expect for this reclusive country whose population is not vaccinated?

Can we trust the data provided by North Korea?

The first question...

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Source: lefigaro

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