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North Korea has its first official coronavirus cases, and the country is taking countermeasures.
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.
With few people vaccinated, an overwhelmed medical service, and generally poor health among its population, virologists fear North Korea could be the source of dangerous new mutations of the virus.
US authorities determined COVID-19 vaccines should be given to children under 5, the only age group that is still ineligible for the jabs in the country.
The majority of countries report falling COVID infection numbers. DW sums up the global data on the current pandemic situation in three charts.
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