North Korea is facing the biggest challenge in history from the outbreak of Kovid-19, says Kim Jong Un
File photo of North Korea’s ‘Supreme Leader’ Kim Jong Un. (Image: Xinhua)
Pyongyang: North Korea is facing the biggest challenge since the republic’s founding over the spread of COVID-19, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said, as state-run KCNA news agency.
according to this KCNAKim said the country should focus on implementing anti-coronavirus measures and promote them to contain the spread of the disease, sputnik news agency Reported on Saturday.
17,400 new Kovid-19 cases have been reported in the country, taking the total number of infections to 520,000 KCNA News agency. Notably, according to the Sputnik News Agency, 21 new people also died due to the coronavirus cases.
North Korea reported its first coronavirus deaths on Friday. At least six people were confirmed dead in the country yesterday. On Thursday, the country declared a “major national emergency” after the country reported its first case of the omicron version of Covid-19 and a “maximum emergency” virus control system with leader Kim Jong Un vowing to “end” the virus. Chasm.
According to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), top officials including the country’s leader Kim Jong Un held a crisis politburo meeting to discuss the outbreak and announced they would implement a “maximum emergency” virus control system. With this North Korea’s claim of coronavirus-free has ended, Yonhap news agency reported.
At a meeting reportedly held to discuss North Korea’s “most critical emergency” antivirus system, which had been “strongly maintained” for more than two years, Kim pledged that the “unforeseen crisis” would be overcome. Will be done. He further directed all the officials to block every possibility to contain the spread of the virus.
In addition, the North Korean leader ordered a tight vigil on all fronts, air and sea borders, to prevent a “security void” in the country’s national defence. Yonhap News Agency.
In addition, North Korean officials said samples collected from patients with fever indicated they were identical to the Omicron variant.
However, North Korea insisted that it also aims to manage and stop the spread of the virus. It further mentioned that it would provide treatment to Omicron-identified patients to “root out the source of transmission in the shortest possible period”, the country’s state media reported.
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