North Korea on virus threat: 'Under safe and stable control'
North Korea is calling on the world’s governments to “display effective leadership” in the fight against COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live updates: global death toll nears 1m, Australian state of Victoria set to ease restrictions
France records more than 14,000 new Covid cases; Colombia passes 800,000 infections; Saudi Arabia plans to resume tourist visas by early 2021. Follow latest updatesBoris Johnson faces revolt over forcing through Covid measuresAustralia: ‘We should not pretend everybody is suffering equally’Ex-care home bosses charged over dozens of Covid deaths in MassachusettsWhy dogs might be a Covid tester ’s best friendSee all our coronavirus coverage12.35amBSTCovid-19 has had far-reaching impacts all around the world – including on how defence forces operate.Australia ’s defence minister, Linda Reynolds, ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Davidson Tags: Coronavirus outbreak France UK news Europe Infectious diseases Science World news Saudi Arabia Japan South Korea Australia news Source Type: news

Kim Jong-un ‘in a coma as North Korea transfers powers to his sister’
North Korean leader claimed to be 'in coma' and 'transferring some of his powers to his younger sister, Kim Yo-jong'. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As U.S. Schools Move to Reopen Despite Covid-19, Teachers Threaten to Strike
Barack Obama and other Democrats denounced President Trump ’s handling of the coronavirus crisis. North Korea said that floods, sanctions and the virus had hurt its economy. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

North Korea to hold key party meeting amid economic woes
 North Korea will open a high-profile political conference on Wednesday to discuss unspecified “crucial” crucial issues as it struggles to keep afloat a sanctions-ravaged economy hit further by its anti-virus efforts and devastating flooding (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

California Becomes First State to Report 600,000 Coronavirus Cases
North Korea lifted a lockdown as New Zealand extended one. Britain will require some travelers to self-isolate. France declared Paris a high-risk region for the virus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Live Coronavirus News: World Updates
North Korea lifted a lockdown on a border city. Britain will require travelers arriving from France, the Netherlands and elsewhere to self-isolate. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

North Korea lifts lockdown in city, rejects flood, virus aid
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has lifted a lockdown at a major city near the border with South Korea where thousands had been quarantined for weeks over coronavirus worries (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

More countries around the world are seeing a resurgence in coronavirus infections
Spikes in coronavirus infections in the Asia-Pacific region have dispelled any notion the worst may be over, with Australia, India and Hong Kong reporting record daily cases, Vietnam testing thousands and North Korea urging vigilance. Here's what's happening in Canada and the rest of the world on Thursday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

No promising antidote 25  years after the Tokyo subway sarin attack: a review - Sakurada K, Ohta H.
On the battlefields of Syria, many innocent civilians have been killed or injured by sarin poisoning. In Malaysia in February 2017, a North Korean man was assassinated with VX at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. In the face of such threats, a more effec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

North Korea locks down border city over suspected virus case
The move was taken after a person had suspected COVID-19 symptoms in the city. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

👉 Kim Jong-un declares emergency & puts Kaesong City on total lockdown after 1st reported Covid-19 in North Korea via Hvper.com
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Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicidal ideation among North Korean refugees in South Korea: exploring the influence of social network characteristics by gender - Um MY, Rice E, Lee JO, Kim HJ, Palinkas LA.
Rates of death by suicide among North Korean refugees are three times higher than those among their host-country counterparts in South Korea. However, social and cultural factors predicting suicidality among North Korean refugees are not well known. Thus, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

North Korean leader berates officials over hospital project
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has berated construction managers for unspecified problems in building a showpiece hospital in Pyongyang (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

👉 North Korea says no need for talks with US as theyre nothing more than shallow trick to make Trump look good via Hvper.com
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asia Today: Kim urges North Koreans to keep up virus fight
North Korean state media say leader Kim Jong Un urged officials to maintain alertness against the coronavirus, warning that complacency risked “unimaginable and irretrievable crisis." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Kim Jong Un urges North Koreans to keep up virus fight
North Korean state media say leader Kim Jong Un urged officials to maintain alertness against the coronavirus, warning that complacency risked “unimaginable and irretrievable crisis.” (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Migration-related stressors and suicidal ideation in North Korean refugee women: the moderating effects of network composition - Um MY, Rice E, Palinkas LA, Kim HJ.
Alarmingly high rates of suicidal ideation have been reported in North Korean (NK) refugee women living in South Korea. This population often endures traumatic experiences and violence in North Korea as well as human trafficking and sexual exploitation in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

North Korea Shuts Down All Communication With ‘Enemy’ South Korea
South Korea said its calls to the North went unanswered on Tuesday. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sergei Klebnikov, Forbes Staff Tags: Markets /markets Money /money Business /business Asia /asia Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news

The Hotting-Up of the Sino-American Spat: Most Dangerous Side-Effect of Covid-19?
By Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed ChowdhurySingapore, May 18 2020 (IPS) When the United States and China signed the First-Phase of their Trade Agreement in January this year, President Donald Trump called it a “momentous step”, and the world believed they had stepped back from a dangerous brink. But, alas, to cite an idiom that is so current today, it was but a ‘false positive’. As the globe reels from the surgoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is possible that the rapid deterioration of US-China relationship can become one of the worst side-effects of this raging virus. Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed ChowdhuryIn this election ye...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury Tags: Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Wuhan Reports First New Coronavirus Cases Since Lockdown Lifted
Wuhan, where the global coronavirus epidemic first started, reported its first new infections since the Chinese city ended its 76-day lockdown on April 8. The six locally transmitted cases, reported on May 9 and 10, were found in people already under quarantine who were asymptomatic before testing positive, according to the local government. Although the new cases are few and appear under control, they serve as a reminder of the risks China faces as it tries to reopen an economy that has seen its worst contraction since 1992. Read more: Here’s What It’s Like in Wuhan, the Chinese City at the Center of the Dead...
Source: TIME: Health - May 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized China COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

The Latest: South Korea reiterates proposal to North Korea
South Korea’s president says his proposal to North Korea on jointly tackling infectious diseases such as the COVID-19 illness remains valid, though the North hasn’t responded (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

North Korea state-run media reports first Kim Jong Un sighting in 20 days
North Korean state-run media reported Saturday that leader Kim Jong Un attended a factory opening. It's his first public appearance in 20 days, while rumors ran rampant about his health. Ramy Innocencio reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kim Jong Un reappears in public after weeks of speculation, North Korean media reports
After weeks of speculation around Kim Jong Un's heath, North Korean state-run media says the elusive leader has resurfaced. Newly released photos show the 36-year-old dictator opening a fertilizer factory north of the capital. Kim's notable absence from the country's biggest celebration earlier in April fueled rumors that the leader could be seriously ill, even dead. Ramy Inocencio breaks down the latest accounts of the hermit kingdom. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Kim Jong-un reportedly appears in public - as it happened
North Korean leader had not been seen for three weeks; Ireland and India both extend lockdowns, while global markets fall due to threat of US-China trade warExclusive: US germ warfare lab creates test for pre-infectious Covid-19Where did Covid-19 come from? What we know about its originsLingering and painful: the long road to coronavirus recoveryUS coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage12.52amBSTWe are closing the blog now butcoverage will continue over here.12.29amBSTReuters: Police in the Chilean capital Santiago detained more than 50 protesters on Friday, saying they had violated rules intended to st...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Davidson (now); Kevin Rawlinson, Damien Gayle, Jessica Murray, Aamna Mohdin and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Asia Pacific Africa China Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Trump steps back from briefings as global deaths pass 200,000
Boris Johnson to return to work on Monday; Kim Jong-un ’s train possibly spotted at North Korean resort; global infections near 2.9m. Follow the latest updatesTrump says briefings ‘not worth the effort’ after disinfectant debacleGlobal report: death toll passes 200,000Coronavirus latest: at a glanceAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage3.49amBSTFrench Prime Minister Edouard Philippe will on Tuesday present the national strategy for emerging from the coronavirus lockdown, his office told AFP.His announcement at the National Assembly will be followed by a debate and a vot...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Science Infectious diseases Australia news UK news US news Asia Pacific Middle East and North Africa Americas Microbiology Medical research China Source Type: news

Health of North Korea's Kim Jong Un in question
The health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in serious question Tuesday morning after he failed to appear at a major public celebration. Unconfirmed reports say Kim had heart surgery and may be fighting for his life. The last time he was seen in public was April 11, meeting with top advisers. Ramy Inocencio says the world doesn't know yet if the leader is alive, sick or even dead. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

North Korean defectors, experts question zero virus claim
North Korea says it has zero coronavirus infections, but experts doubt it and say it’s likely the virus has already spread in the country (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

North Korea testing, quarantining for COVID-19, still says no cases: WHO representative
North Korea, one of only a handful of countries not to have reported confirmed cases of COVID-19, has said that it continues testing and has more than 500 people in quarantine, the World Health Organization (WHO) told Reuters on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Asia-Pacific braces for second wave of coronavirus: China insists it's under control, Japan to finally declare emergency… and North Korea remains virus-free?
(Natural News) The epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak could shift back to Asia, as the number of new cases in the region rose again this weekend. In mainland China, health authorities reported a surge in coronavirus cases over the weekend. The National Health Commission (NHC), the country’s lead agency for coronavirus response, reported 125 asymptomatic cases, as well... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

North Korea Claims No Coronavirus Cases. Can It Be Trusted?
Decades of isolation and international sanctions have ravaged North Korea ’s public health system, raising fears about its ability to confront an outbreak. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Choe Sang-Hun Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) North Korea Epidemics Kim Jong-un Humanitarian Aid American Red Cross Daily NK Kim Seung-eun Source Type: news

N Korea test fires missiles; Seoul slams it as inappropriate
North Korea has fired two presumed short-range ballistic missiles into the sea as it continues to expand military capabilities amid a standstill in nuclear negotiations with the Trump administration (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

South Korea: North Korea fires 2 presumed missiles into sea
North Korea has fired two presumed short-range ballistic missiles into the sea as it continues to expand military capabilities amid a standstill in nuclear negotiations with the Trump administration (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

South Korea took rapid, intrusive measures against Covid-19 – and they worked | Alexis Dudden and Andrew Marks
The country acted fast when the virus began to spread. Strict quarantine measures and testing have helped to curb itSouth Koreans are famously nonchalant about North Korean nuclear weapons. Bewilderingly to the rest of us, they “keep calm and carry on” whenever Pyongyang threatens to turn Seoul into a “sea of fire”. The South Korean approach to Covid-19 could not have been more different.On 16 January, the South Korean biotech executive Chun Jong-yoon grasped the reality unfolding in China and directed his lab to work to stem the virus ’s inevitable spread; within days, his team developed dete...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alexis Dudden and Andrew Marks Tags: Coronavirus outbreak South Korea World news Infectious diseases Science Medical research UK news Source Type: news

Delayed by sanctions, border checks, first medical aid trickles into North Korea
The first shipments of international medical aid are due to arrive at North Korea's borders this week to shore up its defenses against the coronavirus, but strict border controls could mean the stream of supplies remains a trickle. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Kim Jong Un admits troubled medical system in N. Korea amid virus fears
Kim Jong Un admitted North Korea lacked modern medical facilities. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

North Korea deploys Photoshop to beat coronavirus
Multiple photographs depicting North Korea's response to the threat of COVID-19 were sent to Stuart Gibson, a senior lecturer in forensic science at the University of Kent, for expert analysis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

North Korea flies out foreign diplomats amid virus fight
A special North Korean flight believed to be carrying dozens of diplomats and other foreigners has arrived in Russia's Far East as the country tightens its lockdown to fend off the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

North Korea flies out foreign diplomats during virus fight
A special North Korean flight carrying presumably dozens of diplomats and other foreigners arrived in Russia's Far East as the country tightens its lockdown intended to fend off the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

North Korea ends quarantine of some foreigners in virus move
North Korea says it has released about 220 foreigners from a quarantine imposed as part of its vigilant prevention efforts to avoid an outbreak of the coronavirus that has spread around the world (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

N. Korea's Kim expresses condolences over virus in S. Korea
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent a personal letter to South Korean President Moon Jae-in expressing his condolences over a soaring viral outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

'Never happier': Quarantine over for diplomats in North Korea
Relieved foreign diplomats in North Korea were finally getting out of their compounds this week after the end of a month-long quarantine over the coronavirus outbreak. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

North Korean leader calls for stronger anti-virus efforts
Kim Jong-Un said there will be “serious consequences” if the illness spreads. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How South Korea ’s Coronavirus Outbreak Got so Quickly out of Control
Buses and subways in Seoul, the normally crowded South Korean capital, were unusually quiet on Monday, and social media was filled with posts with the hashtag “work from home.” South Koreans work some of the longest hours in the world, and companies tend to frown on allowing employees to telecommute. This drastic departure from the conventions of corporate culture are a sign of how the country is scrambling to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. The country’s public health authorities have for the past several days reported drastic increases in the number of cases here, with 231 new cases on Monday,...
Source: TIME: Health - February 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steven Borowiec / Seoul Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight South Korea Source Type: news

North Korea quarantines in place for coronavirus: envoy
North Korea has imposed a strict quarantine around foreigners or returning nationals who display fever on entering the country, but has found no cases of coronavirus yet, its envoy to the United Nations in Geneva said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO says no indication of coronavirus cases in North Korea
There are no indications that there are cases of the new coronavirus in North Korea, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said, despite South Korean media reports suggesting the outbreak had spread to the isolated country. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Russian Court Orders Woman Back to Coronavirus Quarantine After She Escapes From Hospital
(MOSCOW) — A Russian court on Monday ordered a woman who escaped from a virus quarantine to return back to the hospital she fled and stay under quarantine for at least two more days. The ruling underlined the chaotic public health approaches being taken to stop the spread of the new coronavirus from China. Alla llyina was admitted to the hospital in the northern Russian city of St. Petersburg on Feb. 6 with a sore throat and was tested for the new virus because she had returned from China five days earlier. She broke out of the hospital the next day by disabling an electronic lock in her room after finding out she wo...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DARIA LITVINOVA / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime russia Source Type: news

U.S. Supports Aid to North Korea for Fighting the Coronavirus
The North has reported no cases of the virus, but relief groups say it is woefully unprepared to deal with an outbreak. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Choe Sang-Hun Tags: Embargoes and Sanctions Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Humanitarian Aid Epidemics Kim Jong-un North Korea Source Type: news

US military pandemic plans activated; nation must prepare for "thousands of cases" of the coronavirus to arrive, warns biowarfare expert
(Natural News) Over the last two weeks, I have repeatedly warned that the nCoV coronavirus strain is right now being harvested by enemies of America (North Korea, Iran, China, etc.) and readied for deployment as a weapon system against the United States of America. Until today, I seem to have been the only person in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news