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North Korea slams others for easing lockdown causing ‘catastrophic’ Covid crisis

North Korea has slammed the rest of the world for easing lockdown restrictions early, saying they have caused a “catastrophic public health crisis”.

According to the country’s official radio broadcaster, Korean Central Broadcasting Station, the coronavirus situation is at a serious stage, with the rogue state blaming “premature” decisions to lift social distancing measures.

The report stated: "Countries that have eased most of their antivirus restrictions with expectations on vaccine inoculation are especially getting into a catastrophic public health crisis.

"The reality warns that the world is far from getting over the danger of the pandemic and that even just a moment of complacency in antivirus efforts could lead to more catastrophic consequences.”

The Communist country has been urging its citizens to stay on high alert as it prepares to reopen its land border with neighbouring China, nearly two years after it was closed due to the outbreak of Covid.

However, according to the Yonhap News Agency, the recent resurgence in the number of cases could potentially delay North Korea’s plan to open its land borders.

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Kim Jong-un’s regime has claimed the country to be coronavirus-free and has so far reported no coronavirus cases to the World Health Organization.

South Korea on the other hand just experienced a spike in the number of new cases – just shy of an all-time high – with 3,000 new cases on Wednesday.

This sudden surge came less than three weeks after the country shifted to its "living with Covid-19" policy.

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