North Korean experts say COVID-19 has hit Pyongyang in such a way that its leader, Kim Jong Un, could no longer help “not talking about it,” according to Washington Post Tokyo bureau chief Michelle Ye Hee. Read.
It comes as North Korea entered a strict lockdown as the country battles its first coronavirus outbreak since the start of the pandemic.
North Korea has reported more than 230,000 suspected cases of COVID-19 and six other deaths overnight.
Kim Jong Un accused health officials of “immaturity” and “negligence” in containing the outbreak.
“Most of the experts I talk to believe that North Korea has had some kind of COVID or another here or there, but they haven’t been open about it,” Ms Ye Hee Lee told Sky News Australia.