North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: AFP/KCNA via KNS
North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: AFP/KCNA via KNS
North Korea

Will North Korea follow China and suddenly end zero-Covid approach? Unlikely, analysts say

  • While Pyongyang often looks to its neighbour Beijing, in this instance it does not have China’s medical facilities, vaccine doses, testing equipment – or enough food
  • Experts say it is likely to monitor situation, ease restrictions gradually; it can get away with doing so as regime has not had to face lockdown protests

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: AFP/KCNA via KNS
North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: AFP/KCNA via KNS
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