North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife wave to the crowds at the April 25 military parade. At the time, North Korea still had yet to report a single Covid-19 case. Photo: Korean Central News Agency via Reuters
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife wave to the crowds at the April 25 military parade. At the time, North Korea still had yet to report a single Covid-19 case. Photo: Korean Central News Agency via Reuters

Coronavirus: superspreader military parade blamed for deadly North Korea outbreak

  • Photos of the April 25 parade, marking the army’s 90th anniversary, showed huge crowds at Pyongyang’s Kim Il-sung Square unmasked and not socially distanced
  • At the time, North Korea still had yet to report a single Covid-19 case. It now has more than 1 million infections, and at least 50 people have died

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife wave to the crowds at the April 25 military parade. At the time, North Korea still had yet to report a single Covid-19 case. Photo: Korean Central News Agency via Reuters
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife wave to the crowds at the April 25 military parade. At the time, North Korea still had yet to report a single Covid-19 case. Photo: Korean Central News Agency via Reuters
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