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North Korea ‘hasn’t been open’ about COVID-19 reality


North Korean experts say COVID-19 has hit Pyongyang in such a way that its leader Kim Jong Un could no longer avoid “not talking about it,” according to Washington Post Tokyo Bureau Chief Michelle Ye Hee Lee.

It comes as North Korea went into a strict lockdown as the country battles its first coronavirus outbreak since the beginning of the pandemic.

North Korea has reported overnight more than 230,000 suspected cases of COVID-19 and a further six deaths.

Kim Jong Un has accused health officials of “immaturity” and “slackness” in containing the outbreak.

“Most experts I talk to believe that North Korea has had some sort of COVID or another here or there, but they haven’t been open about it,” Ms Ye Hee Lee told Sky News Australia.Read More

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