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PYONGYANG, May 12 (Bernama) -- North Korea on Thursday confirmed its first-ever COVID-19 case in over two years, Xinhua quoted the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) report.
The state media said samples were collected from a group of patients in the capital on Sunday and a subvariant of the highly transmissible Omicron version of the coronavirus, known as BA.2, was detected.
The KCNA called it "the most severe national emergency incident."
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