COVID-19 may spread rapidly in North Korea, WHO warns
GENEVA, May 16 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization warned on Monday that COVID-19 may spread rapidly in North Korea, where it said vaccination programmes had yet to begin.
"With the country yet to initiate COVID-19 vaccination, there is risk that the virus may spread rapidly among the masses unless curtailed with immediate and appropriate measures," said Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO's regional director for South-East Asia, in a statement sent to journalists.
In the same statement, the WHO said it had yet to receive information about the reported outbreak directly from local authorities. read more
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