N.Korea reports first COVID-19 death as fever spreads ‘explosively’

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By Hyonhee Shin and Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) -At least one person confirmed to have COVID-19 has died in North Korea and hundreds of thousands have shown fever symptoms, state media said on Friday, offering hints at the potentially dire scale of country’s first confirmed outbreak of the pandemic. The data represents an unprecedented admission of an “explosive” outbreak in a country that had reported no previous confirmed cases since the pandemic began, and could mark a grave public health, economic and political crisis for the isolated regime. South Korea’s new president, Yoon Suk-yeol, who …

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