North Korea, which hasn’t vaccinated its population, imposed a lockdown in all its major cities after it reported its first local case of Covid-19 more than two years after the pandemic began. The Omicron variant was detected on May 8 in Pyongyang and the Politburo of the country’s ruling Workers’ Party passed a resolution to implement an emergency anti-epidemic system, according to a Thursday report in state media. Since the start of the pandemic, North Korea has claimed it had zero Covid-19 cases despite having tested tens of thousands of people. North Korean authorities found their first local Covid-19 case after collecting samples from patients with fevers in Pyongyang, according to the report. North Korea is particularly vulnerable to the pandemic, owing to poor healthcare infrastructure and widespread malnourishment. The country has rejected nearly two million Covid-19 […]