North Korea sees outbreak of unidentified disease amid COVID wave
16 June 2022 | 4:21 pm
North Korea reported the outbreak of an unidentified intestinal epidemic, while it already faces food shortages and coronavirus infections. The outbreak was in the isolated nation's key agricultural region.
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