North Korea struggles with drug shortages amid surge in Covid-19 cases

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Unvaccinated North Korea is battling drug shortages amid a surge in Covid-19 cases. As of May 17, 2022, North Korea has reported 1.72 million cases of “fever” and 62 deaths. The country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, slammed officials for their “non-positive attitude, slackness and non-activity” in handling the Covid-19 outbreak, according to state media outlet KCNA. He has reportedly ordered the immediate deployment of troops to stabilise the distribution of medicines in the capital Pyongyang. The World Health Organization said North Korea is one of only two countries not using Covid-19 vaccines.

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