Seoul ● Tue, May 17 2022
Standing tall in bright red hazmat suits, five North Korean health workers stride toward an ambulance to do battle with a COVID-19 outbreak that – in the presumed absence of vaccines – the country is using antibiotics and home remedies to treat.
The isolated state is one of only two countries yet to begin a vaccination campaign and, until last week, had insisted it was COVID-19-free.
Now it is mobilizing forces, including the army and a public information campaign, to combat what authorities have acknowledged is an “explosive” outbreak.
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