In its first official release of COVID-19 data, North Korea announced on Friday (May 13) that there are over 18,000 confirmed infections and six people have died.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un described the situation as a sudden emergency and announced (https://t.me/COVID19Up/14367) a lockdown. He visited the country’s national emergency quarantine command center on Thursday (May 12) to inspect antivirus efforts, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.
Since the end of April, an unknown fever broke out across the country effecting 350,000 people, according to the KCNA. It added that 162,200 people have been treated so far.