Reversing COVID-free claim, North Korea reports 'explosive' outbreak


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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks at the State Emergency Epidemic Prevention Headquarters in Pyongyang on May 12. (Photo by Korean Central News Agency) © Reuters JUNNOSUKE KOBARA, Nikkei security affairs editor May 14, 2022 02:22 JST | North Korea Copy Copied SEOUL -- Walking back its claim of no COVID-19 cases, North Korea reported Friday that up to 187,800 people are "being isolated and treated," spurring speculation of a severe outbreak and a desire for international assistance. Read Next