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North Korea declares emergency over first reported COVID-19 case

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North Korea declares emergency over first reported COVID-19 case

North Korea declares emergency over first reported COVID-19 case

Leader Kim Jong Un holds an emergency meeting as the country's first suspected coronavirus infection is reported.


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