N.Korea reports first Covid-19 death as fever spreads 'explosively'

N.Korea reports first Covid-19 death as fever spreads 'explosively'

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.

North Korea steps up curbs after first possible coronavirus infection

North Korea steps up curbs after first possible coronavirus infection

North Korea introduced tougher curbs against the coronavirus on Tuesday, state media reported, after it locked down the town Kaesong, on the border with the South, to tackle what could be its first publicly confirmed infection.