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The North Korean authorities reported this Saturday 21 deaths and almost 175,000 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, a situation that led the government to order national confinement due to the spread of the virus.

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According to the official agency of North Korea (KCNA) on Friday, 174,440 new cases of Covid-19 were registered, 81,430 people healed and 21 deaths linked to the coronavirus.

Since the end of April, a total of 524,440 cases of coronavirus have been detected in North Korea, of which 234,630 have recovered and 288,810 are receiving treatment.

North Korean President Kim Jong Un said on Friday that the priority is to confine and isolate the areas most affected by the coronavirus to deal with the spread of Covid-19.



Kim Jong Un convened the political bureau for the second time this week and acknowledged that the Covid-19 outbreak was causing great turmoil in his country.

The North Korean leader assured that his government will follow China’s example to deal with the pandemic with severe border restrictions, confinements and massive tests.

North Korea on Thursday reported its first outbreak of Covid-19 since the first coronavirus case was detected more than two years ago.

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