North Korea locked down after reporting its first case of Covid-19 earlier in May, with leader Kim Jong Un blasting top officials of his Workers’ Party for their “immature response” to the pandemic and the slow delivery of medicines.
In the days after confirming its first Covid outbreak, Pyongyang reported hundreds of thousands of cases of fever, raising alarm among public health experts who worried about the country’s unpreparedness to tackle the outbreak.
Meanwhile, KCNA reported that the country has successfully put up a fight against drought and a looming food shortage, with key economic activities like rice farming having picked up pace.
KCNA reported the country had also ramped up a push to supply people with medicines they’d need to protect their life.
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