North Korea has mobilised its military to distribute Covid-19 medications and has deployed over 10,000 health workers to trace potential patients, the state media KCNA revealed today.

More than a million people are estimated to have Covid-19, or what Pyongyang is labelling a “fever”. It’s feared that 56 people have died, but it is unclear how many of those suspected cases have tested positive due to North Korea’s limited testing capacity.