North Korea marks end of first COVID wave, but risks persist

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By Hyonhee Shin and Soo-hyang Choi SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea on Friday said all of its fever patients have recovered, marking the end of its first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, but challenges linger with economic hardships deepening and an unvaccinated population exposed to future resurgences, analysts said. While state media said the “anti-epidemic situation … has entered a definite phase of stability”, rather than boasting of victory, North Korea said it would “redouble efforts to maintain perfection in the execution of state anti-epidemic policies”. The reclusive country has never…

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