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North Korea Declares Victory Against Covid-19 Pandemic With Just 74 Deaths

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North Korea Declares Victory Against Covid-19 Pandemic With Just 74 Deaths

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North Korea declared victory against covid-19 this week, claiming the isolated country eradicated the virus and heavily implying dictator Kim Jong Un had contracted the disease but recovered (he had a "high fever), according to a new report from North Korean state media.

While it’s unlikely North Korea’s covid-19 case numbers are correct, it’s within the realm of possibility that the regime has nearly eradicated covid-19.

North Korea is even more restrictive than China, leaving open the possibility that the country really did get cases way down if people were forced to stay home for a few months.

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Author / Journalist: Matt Novak

Category: Technology

Topics: Formsofgovernment Eastasia Countries Kimjong un Politics Kimyojong Kimjongun Kimdynasty Kimjong il Koreancentralnewsagency Northkorea Marshals

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Sentiment: Positive

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Published Date: 2022-08-11, 10:30:00

News Timezone: GMT -5:00

Language: English

Original Article Length: 653 words

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News ID: 1542018

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