COVID-19: Virus surge prompts first strict North Korea lockdown - DW News.

North Korea faces a wave of COVID-19 infections. Late last week, Pyongyang for the first time acknowledged that the country had faced any COVID cases at all, before state media began to rapidly report about it spreading "explosively" across the reclusive country.

The country doesn't have a national vaccination campaign and COVID treatment; state media have encouraged patients to use painkillers, antibiotics and unverified home remedies.

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