North Korea reports first covid patients, Kim Jong-Un orders national lockout
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North Korea reports first covid patients, Kim Jong-Un orders national lockout

North Korea reports first covid patients, Kim Jong-Un orders national lockout

North Korea reports first Covid cases, Kim Jong-un orders national lockdown North Korea confirmed its first-ever Covid cases on Thursday and declared a “serious emergency”, with leader Kim Jong Un ordering lockdowns across the country.


Top officials, including leader Kim Jong Un, held a crisis politburo meeting on Thursday to discuss the outbreak and announced they would implement the “maximum emergency epidemic prevention system”.


“For Pyongyang to publicly admit omicron cases, the public health situation must be serious,” Leif-Eric Easley, a professor at Ewha University in Seoul said.

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