North Korea declares victory over Covid, suggests Kim Jong Un was infected

SEOUL—Kim Jong Un declared victory over North Korea’s Covid-19 outbreak, which affected nearly a fifth of the country’s population — including, apparently, himself.

State media did not explicitly say that Mr. Kim, the 38-year-old dictator, had contracted the virus. But the North Korean leader had recently become “seriously ill with a high fever,” according to remarks from his sister, Kim Yo Jongat a Wednesday meeting attended by top officials.

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