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North Korea reports first outbreak of COVID-19, orders shutdown in ‘most severe emergency’

North Korea declares ‘most dangerous national emergency’ The possibility of an “unprecedented crisis” for Kim Jong-un – expert The isolated country rejected the international offer of the vaccine No North Korean civilians are believed to have been vaccinated SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea on Thursday confirmed the first outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, calling it … Read more

Analysis: Shanghai coronavirus crisis shines political spotlight on Xi’s key ally

Shanghai Party Secretary Li Qiang speaks at the opening ceremony of the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai, China, July 9, 2020. REUTERS/Ali Song Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING (Reuters) – If Shanghai’s Communist Party chief Li Qiang is dealt a political blow over the city’s struggle to … Read more