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North Korea mobilizes posters, military in fight against COVID

A poster depicts a disinfection worker in North Korea. The COVID outbreak in the isolated country, confirmed about two weeks ago, has stoked concerns about a lack of vaccines and medical supplies, while experts said a nationwide lockdown could deepen a food crisis in the country of 25 million.   KCNA via REUTERS

A poster depicts a disinfection worker in North Korea. The COVID outbreak in the isolated country, confirmed about two weeks ago, has stoked concerns about a lack of vaccines and medical supplies, while experts said a nationwide lockdown could deepen...more

A poster depicts a disinfection worker in North Korea. The COVID outbreak in the isolated country, confirmed about two weeks ago, has stoked concerns about a lack of vaccines and medical supplies, while experts said a nationwide lockdown could deepen a food crisis in the country of 25 million.  KCNA via REUTERS
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A poster depicts army members, a man wearing PPE and medicine. Pyongyang said this week its anti-virus campaign was having "successes" in curbing and controlling the outbreak and "maintaining the clearly stable situation."  

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A poster depicts army members, a man wearing PPE and medicine. Pyongyang said this week its anti-virus campaign was having "successes" in curbing and controlling the outbreak and "maintaining the clearly stable situation." KCNA via REUTERS

A poster depicts army members, a man wearing PPE and medicine. Pyongyang said this week its anti-virus campaign was having "successes" in curbing and controlling the outbreak and "maintaining the clearly stable situation." KCNA via REUTERS
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A sign depicting a scene of medical products transportation is displayed at the empty street, amid growing fears over the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo released by Kyodo on May 23, 2022. Kyodo via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN.

A sign depicting a scene of medical products transportation is displayed at the empty street, amid growing fears over the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo released by Kyodo on May 23, 2022. Kyodo via...more

A sign depicting a scene of medical products transportation is displayed at the empty street, amid growing fears over the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo released by Kyodo on May 23, 2022. Kyodo via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN.
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Empty street in seen in front of Pyongyang station, amid the COVID outbreak in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 23. Kyodo via REUTERS

Empty street in seen in front of Pyongyang station, amid the COVID outbreak in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 23. Kyodo via REUTERS

Empty street in seen in front of Pyongyang station, amid the COVID outbreak in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 23. Kyodo via REUTERS
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Army medics involved in medicine supply distribution work at a pharmacy in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 22.  KCNA via REUTERS

Army medics involved in medicine supply distribution work at a pharmacy in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 22.  KCNA via REUTERS

Army medics involved in medicine supply distribution work at a pharmacy in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 22.  KCNA via REUTERS
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A poster depicts a healthcare worker wearing PPE and holding a flag. Apparently deprived of testing supplies, North Korea has not confirmed the total number of people testing positive for the coronavirus, instead, reporting the number with fever symptoms. 



KCNA via REUTERS

A poster depicts a healthcare worker wearing PPE and holding a flag. Apparently deprived of testing supplies, North Korea has not confirmed the total number of people testing positive for the coronavirus, instead, reporting the number with fever...more

A poster depicts a healthcare worker wearing PPE and holding a flag. Apparently deprived of testing supplies, North Korea has not confirmed the total number of people testing positive for the coronavirus, instead, reporting the number with fever symptoms. KCNA via REUTERS
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Army medics involved in medicine supply distribution are pictured at work amid the COVID outbreak in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 22.  

KCNA via REUTERS

Army medics involved in medicine supply distribution are pictured at work amid the COVID outbreak in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 22.   KCNA via REUTERS

Army medics involved in medicine supply distribution are pictured at work amid the COVID outbreak in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 22.   KCNA via REUTERS
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A worker disinfects a dining room at a sanitary supplies factory amid growing fears over the spread of the coronavirus in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 16.  
 Kyodo/via REUTERS

A worker disinfects a dining room at a sanitary supplies factory amid growing fears over the spread of the coronavirus in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 16. Kyodo/via REUTERS

A worker disinfects a dining room at a sanitary supplies factory amid growing fears over the spread of the coronavirus in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 16. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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A truck carrying vegetables for distribution to households drives along a street in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 16.    Kyodo/via REUTERS

A truck carrying vegetables for distribution to households drives along a street in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 16. Kyodo/via REUTERS

A truck carrying vegetables for distribution to households drives along a street in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 16. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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Workers wearing protective face masks carry vegetables to a greengrocer's shop for distribution to households in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 16.  
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Workers wearing protective face masks carry vegetables to a greengrocer's shop for distribution to households in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 16. Kyodo/via REUTERS

Workers wearing protective face masks carry vegetables to a greengrocer's shop for distribution to households in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 16. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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A poster depicts a scene of medical products being delivered. Authorities have distributed food and medicine across the country, with military medics deployed to help distribute drugs and conduct exams.  



KCNA via REUTERS

A poster depicts a scene of medical products being delivered. Authorities have distributed food and medicine across the country, with military medics deployed to help distribute drugs and conduct exams. KCNA via REUTERS

A poster depicts a scene of medical products being delivered. Authorities have distributed food and medicine across the country, with military medics deployed to help distribute drugs and conduct exams. KCNA via REUTERS
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A sign is seen on a street closed to traffic amid growing fears over the COVID outbreak in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 18.  Kyodo/via REUTERS

A sign is seen on a street closed to traffic amid growing fears over the COVID outbreak in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 18. Kyodo/via REUTERS

A sign is seen on a street closed to traffic amid growing fears over the COVID outbreak in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 18. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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An empty street is seen in front of Pyongyang station in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 23. Kyodo via REUTERS

An empty street is seen in front of Pyongyang station in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 23. Kyodo via REUTERS

An empty street is seen in front of Pyongyang station in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 23. Kyodo via REUTERS
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A poster depicts an army member and a woman holding wheat. KCNA via REUTERS

A poster depicts an army member and a woman holding wheat. KCNA via REUTERS

A poster depicts an army member and a woman holding wheat. KCNA via REUTERS
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Members of the North Korean army supply medicines to residents at a pharmacy in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 18.    Kyodo/via REUTERS

Members of the North Korean army supply medicines to residents at a pharmacy in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 18. Kyodo/via REUTERS

Members of the North Korean army supply medicines to residents at a pharmacy in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 18. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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Employees of the Central Post Office disinfect a vehicle in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 23.  KCNA via REUTERS

Employees of the Central Post Office disinfect a vehicle in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 23.  KCNA via REUTERS

Employees of the Central Post Office disinfect a vehicle in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 23.  KCNA via REUTERS
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A man visits a pharmacy in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 16. Last year, North Korea said it had developed its own polymerase chain reaction (PCR) equipment to conduct coronavirus tests. 


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A man visits a pharmacy in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 16. Last year, North Korea said it had developed its own polymerase chain reaction (PCR) equipment to conduct coronavirus tests. Kyodo/via REUTERS

A man visits a pharmacy in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 16. Last year, North Korea said it had developed its own polymerase chain reaction (PCR) equipment to conduct coronavirus tests. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presides over a politburo meeting of the ruling Workers' Party amid the COVID outbreak in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 17.     KCNA via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presides over a politburo meeting of the ruling Workers' Party amid the COVID outbreak in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 17.     KCNA via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presides over a politburo meeting of the ruling Workers' Party amid the COVID outbreak in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 17.     KCNA via REUTERS
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Residents wearing protective face masks carry vegetables for delivery in Pyongyang, North Korea,  May 16.    Kyodo/via REUTERS

Residents wearing protective face masks carry vegetables for delivery in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 16. Kyodo/via REUTERS

Residents wearing protective face masks carry vegetables for delivery in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 16. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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Members of the North Korean army supply medicines to residents at a pharmacy in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 18.  Kyodo/via REUTERS

Members of the North Korean army supply medicines to residents at a pharmacy in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 18. Kyodo/via REUTERS

Members of the North Korean army supply medicines to residents at a pharmacy in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 18. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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