North Korea extends COVID preventative measures

STORY: In a video provided by the North's official news agency KCNA, which cannot be independently verified by Reuters, workers were seen disinfecting and wiping down surfaces inside the Pyongyang Children’s Department Store.

On Saturday, North Korea reported no new fever cases for the first time since its acknowledgement in mid-May of a COVID-19 outbreak in the isolated country, according to KCNA.

North Korea said earlier this month it was on a path to "finally defuse" its first publicly declared coronavirus crisis even as Asian neighbours experience a resurgence in infections driven by Omicron subvariants.

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