Kim Jong Un (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has blasted officials over slow medicine deliveries and ordered his military to respond to the largely undiagnosed COVID-19 crisis that has left 1.2 million people ill with fever and 50 dead in a matter of days. More than 560,000 people are in quarantine due to the fever. Eight more deaths and nearly 393,000 newly detected fevers were reported Monday. It’s not known how many were COVID-19 since North Korea likely lacks enough test kits. It’s also not clear if North Korea’s urgent messaging about the outbreak indicates a willingness to receive outside help. It has shunned vaccines from a U.N.-backed program. China and South Korea say they’re willing to help but indicated North Korea hasn’t requested any.