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North Korea reports surge in COVID deaths, Kim Jong Un slams slow response

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More On: north korea North Korea’s Kim Jong Un calls for unity as COVID-19 cases rise North Korea reports 6 deaths after admitting COVID-19 outbreak North Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles ahead of Biden’s visit to Seoul North Korea announces its first COVID-19 cases of pandemic ​North Korea says it has experienced an explosive surge in COVID cases and deaths​ over the past several days, with dictator Kim Jong Un blasting officials for a slow response to the outbreak and ordering the military to take over the distribution of pandemic medicine in the capital.    Health officials in the Hermit Kingdom said Monday that eight more people had died and nearly 400,000 were found to have coronavirus symptoms — up from the six dead and 350,000 reported infected last Friday, when North Korea said an unspecified number of people in Pyongyang had tested positive for the Omicron variant.  ​ At an politburo meeting Sunday, Kim said the increase in cases was causing “great upheaval” in the country and issued an emergency order to the “powerful forces” of the military to stabilize the treatment supply in Pyongyang and to keep pharmacies open 24 hours a day, according to North Korean propaganda outlets.

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