On May 16, North Korea reported eight deaths from the Covid-19 epidemic and an additional 392,920 with a fever amid leader Kim Jong Un’s criticism of officials for the delay in delivering medicine and ordering his troops to fight back. team participating in the response to the pandemic in the capital, Pyongyang.
North Korea’s anti-epidemic agency said more than 1.2 million people have fallen ill amid the fast-spreading fever since late April, and about 564,860 people are currently in quarantine. Eight new deaths were reported in the 24 hours to 6 pm on June 15, bringing the number of deaths from covid-19 to 50.
Earlier, North Korea reported its first cases of Covid-19 after more than two years of the world’s struggle against the pandemic. According to KCNA, from the end of April, the “strange fever disease” began to spread in the country. From some reports of the North Korean state media, it can be concluded that the Covid-19 epidemic is spreading in the country, but there is currently no accurate data on the number of infections.
KCNA reported that the Politburo of the Workers’ Party of Korea held an emergency meeting again, at which Kim Jong-un noted the situation in which pharmacies were not supplied with enough drugs, despite the fact that the government had issued order to “immediately release and supply medicines from the national stockpile” and ensure pharmacies switch to a “round-the-clock operation”.
Regarding this issue, the North Korean leader issued a decree “immediately stabilizing the supply of drugs to Pyongyang with the participation of powerful forces of the military medical force of the People’s Army.” “.
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