Just three days after detecting the first cases, Pyongyang has already accumulated 42 deaths and at least 820,620 cases and has not launched its vaccination campaign. Kim Jong-un described the health crisis as “the greatest ordeal since the founding of the country”.
North Korea reported 15 more deaths from “fever” this Sunday, three days after the country recently declared first covid-19 outbreak said the official KCNA.
According to this KKNA, To date, 42 people have died, 820,620 cases of fever have been recorded, and at least 324,550 people are receiving medical treatment.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Saturday that the epidemic had caused “major turmoil” and described the health crisis as follows: “The biggest ordeal since the founding of the country”.
Pyongyang this Saturday facilitated an update of the epidemic data recorded up to the day before the earlier day’s call for an emergency meeting of the national politburo led by Kim.
Pyongyang this Thursday first cases of covid Since the disease was detected in neighboring China more than two years ago.
The country’s authorities detected the pathogen after exposure. testing a group of people in Pyongyang where the omicron BA.2 subvariant was identified, In the last six months, it has spread rapidly all over the world and health “maximum emergency”.
Proving how contagious the detected variant is, and The country with little testing capacity has refused to donate nearly five million doses of vaccines through the COVAX mechanism. has not dug a single hole and has yet to have a national vaccination plan.
At today’s meeting the Politburo discussed Practical measures to rapidly suppress and control the spread of infectious diseases According to the details published by “country-wide” and review the antivirus system as soon as possible. KKNA.
Kim called for strengthening quarantine measures to tackle the “crisis”, and made sure that most of the patients had a “mild” illness.
The leader of the North Korean regime defended the country iron border closure undertaken by your country in 2020 With the outbreak of the pandemic, he urged local authorities to improve their quarantine systems and raise public awareness of its importance.
Who blamed the current epidemic situation in the country The “incompetence” and “irresponsibility” of organizations that have to manage quarantines, stressed the importance of examining policies implemented in other countries and their achievements.
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The moment the regime chose to make public its detection of the first cases of covid has come. It caught the attention of analysts as it took place just a week before US president Joe Biden’s trip to South Korea.
Pyongyang adding record number of missile launches in 2022 After approving a weapons modernization plan last year, he turned a deaf ear to offers from Seoul and Washington to resume dialogue, but at the same time, Biden made almost no direct references to North Korea during his tenure.
Now all eyes are on you The message from the summit between Biden and the new South Korean president Yoon Suk-yeol, He said he was willing to talk to Pyongyang about sending vaccines, though he promised to be less tolerant of the North.
With information from AFP and EFE
Source: Info Bae