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Again: Another 15 People die of COVID-19 in North Korea

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On Sunday, North Korea announced an additional 15 deaths in 24 hours, after officially confirming the outbreak for the first time in the country, by imposing a curfew.

The outbreak, which President Kim Jung Un says has sparked unrest, has put the country at risk of falling into a pandemic.

North Korea does not have the coronavirus vaccine and test equipment, or even antiretroviral medications.

On Saturday it announced the death of 21 people within 24 hours of being infected with the virus.

On Friday alone, more than 174,440 people were infected, and 81,430 recovered, while 21 died, according to North Korea’s state news agency.

North Korea on Thursday confirmed the outbreak of Omicron, a highly contagious Covid-19 virus in the capital Pyongyang, with President Kim Jong Un ordering a curfew.