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North Korea Announces First Covid-19 Infections Since Pandemic Declared Over 2 Years Ago

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Described as a "grave national emergency"

North Korea has announced the country's first Covid-19 infections, over 2 years into the pandemic declaration.

State media says the Omicron variant has been identified, with the outbreak being described as a "grave national emergency".

The country's leader Kim Jong-un has called for Covid-19 measures to be raised to maximum levels.

Sky's Asia correspondent Tom Cheshire has more details:

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