North Korea’s COVID catastrophe

The World

After more than two years of claiming zero Covid cases, North Korea’s government is finally admitting it: the country has a Covid problem. Pyongyang has declared a “maximum national emergency,” reporting more than 50 Covid-related deaths — and 1.5 million people suffering Covid-like symptoms. North Korea’s population is totally unvaccinated. Will the regime accept outside help as it battles this pandemic? The World’s Patrick Winn reports.