100s of titles, one news app for just $10 a month.
Dive Deeper:
Get all your news in one place
Latest National news:
A Vic Cheese Company Was Fined $9K For Its Nasty Smell & I Hope My Fkn Sharehouse Sees This
Yarra Valley Dairy --- known for its cheese --- has been fined $9000 by Victoria's Environment Protection Authority for its…
Read news from The Economist, FT, Bloomberg and more, with one subscription
Learn More
Protesters demand University of Newcastle address sexual assault numbers
Students are calling for more support for sexual assault victims
Jail inmates allowed to bunk with COVID positive cases, 55 infected
Around 160 detainees were believed to have been exposed to a COVID positive inmate.
$17,000 handcuffs: The high price of joining force is too much to cop
Prospective cops stump up about $17,000 during their recruitment and training.
Queensland’s newest LNP MP sparks glee – from his former state politics opponents
Election of Colin Boyce to federal parliament leads to a series of taunts from state Labor frontbenchers
From analysis to good news, read the world’s best news in one place
Canberra cancer clinic slowed, 150 healthcare staff furloughed due to COVID-19
Around eleven elective surgeries were being postponed each day.
Australia news live update: Anthony Albanese says ‘no change’ on Taiwan; asylum seekers ‘returned’ to Sri Lanka; 68 Covid deaths
Follow all the day’s developments

North Korea confirms 21 new deaths as it battles COVID-19

By Via AP news wire
Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

North Korea says 21 people died and 174,440 people were newly found with fever symptoms on Friday alone as the country scrambles to slow the spread of COVID-19 across its unvaccinated population.

North Korea said Saturday 27 people have died and 524,440 fell ill amid a rapid spread of fever since late April. It said 280,810 people remain in quarantine. State media didn’t specifically say how many of the fever cases and deaths were confirmed as COVID-19 cases.

The country imposed nationwide lockdowns on Thursday after confirming its first COVID-19 infections since the start of the pandemic.

State media said tests of virus samples collected Sunday from an unspecified number of people with fevers in the country’s capital, Pyongyang, confirmed they were infected with the omicron variant. The country has so far officially confirmed one death as linked to an omicron infection.

What is inkl?
The world’s most important news, from 100+ trusted global sources, in one place.
Morning Edition
Your daily
news overview

Morning Edition ensures you start your day well informed.

No paywalls, no clickbait, no ads
Enjoy beautiful reading

Content is only half the story. The world's best news experience is free from distraction: ad-free, clickbait-free, and beautifully designed.

Expert Curation
The news you need to know

Stories are ranked by proprietary algorithms based on importance and curated by real news journalists to ensure that you receive the most important stories as they break.