[AP] N. Korea’s low death count questioned amid COVID-19 outbreak

LINK: https://apnews.com/article/covid-health-epidemics-north-korea-6135c9f9c72536afb67f5f7ceb0569d7 On Monday, when the North’s fever cases had already surpassed 1.2 million, Ryu Yong Chol, an official at Pyongyang’s anti-virus headquarters, said on state TV that the government had detected 168 COVID-19 cases as of last Saturday. There have been no updates on the North’s virus cases since then. Ahn Kyung-su, head of“[AP] N. Korea’s low death count questioned amid COVID-19 outbreak” 계속 읽기

[UPI] North Korea reports 270,000 new ‘fever’ cases related to COVID-19 outbreak

LINK: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2022/05/17/COVID-19-omicron-outbreak-Kim-Jong-Un/6381652780077/ Pyongyang has been unusually candid in its media coverage of the outbreak, which may be intended to invite international aid, said Ahn Kyung-su of DPRKHealth.org, a Seoul-based network and website which monitors public health information from the North. “I think North Korea wants to receive support for COVID pills such as Paxlovid, rather“[UPI] North Korea reports 270,000 new ‘fever’ cases related to COVID-19 outbreak” 계속 읽기

[AP] What’s behind North Korea’s COVID-19 admission?

LINK: https://apnews.com/article/covid-health-seoul-south-korea-north-8d68bcdc4ee1669185ffb8fa2f4c2460 North Korea’s secretive nature makes it virtually impossible to figure out the true scale of its outbreak and how it will develop. Many North Koreans have adjusted to living with a troubled medical system and buying medicine privately, according to Ahn Kyung-su, head of DPRKHEALTH.ORG, a website focusing on health issues in North“[AP] What’s behind North Korea’s COVID-19 admission?” 계속 읽기

[TIME] COVID-19 Finally Slipped Through North Korea’s Borders. Here’s What to Know About the ‘Explosive’ Outbreak

LINK: https://time.com/6176459/covid-19-north-korea-outbreak North Korea’s two-year border closure has battered its economy, on top of the U.S.-led sanctions over the nuclear-armed country’s ballistic missile tests. But the hermit state may be welcoming more outside help now. Ahn Kyung-su of Seoul-based research center dprkhealth.org said North Korea’s announcement signals its need for international support and that it needs COVID-19“[TIME] COVID-19 Finally Slipped Through North Korea’s Borders. Here’s What to Know About the ‘Explosive’ Outbreak” 계속 읽기