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  • 2022-05-12 04:00:00Z
  • By Associated Press

N. Korea reports 6 deaths after admitting COVID-19 outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea said Friday that six people died and hundreds of thousands of others fell ill amid an explosive spread of fever across the nation, a day after it acknowledged a COVID-19 outbreak in a largely unvaccinated population for the first time since the pandemic began. The true scale of the coronavirus outbreak in North Korea is still unclear, as North Korea - which lacks COVID-19 diagnostic kits and other medical equipment - said it hasn't found why the fever has happened. But some experts say the outbreak can cause major consequences because North Korea's health care infrastructure remains broken and many of the North's unvaccinated population are malnourished.

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