Kim Jong-un claims victory over Covid-19 in North Korea – despite widespread ‘fever’

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has declared “victory” over Covid-19, claiming the country’s widely disputed success would be recognized as a global health miracle.

Since North Korea admitted to an omicron outbreak of the virus in May, it has reported about 4.8 million “fever cases” in its population of 26 million but only identified a fraction of them as Covid-19.

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