What we know (and don't know) about North Korea's Covid outbreak

Here is what we know, and what we don't know about the outbreak:How did the outbreak emerge?
Can North Korea cope with a large-scale outbreak?
An outbreak of Covid-19 could prove disastrous for North Korea.
North Korea has never formally acknowledged how many died during a devastating famine in the 1990s that experts suggest killed as many as 2 million.
"North Korea has such a limited supply of basic medicine that public health officials need to focus on preventative medicine.
"The problem in North Korea is that manuals are not followed.
How is North Korea responding so far?
North Korean state media declared the situation a "major national emergency" upon admitting the first officially reported Covid infection.
North Korea is not known to have imported any coronavirus vaccines -- despite being eligible for the global Covid-19 vaccine sharing program, Covax.
"There is no evidence to show that North Korea has access to enough vaccines to protect its population from Covid-19.
In February, Covax reportedly scaled back the number of doses allocated to North Korea because the country failed to arrange for any shipments, according to Reuters.
A spokesperson for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, said Covax has moved to "needs-based vaccine allocations" and "has currently not committed any volume" for North Korea.