Factories in North Korea are producing more medicines, thermometers and other medical supplies. (Photo: AP)
This is information provided by the state news agency North Korea (KCNA) released.
KCNA, citing data from North Korea’s emergency prevention and control headquarters, said at least 262,270 people had fever symptoms, including one more death as of May 18.
The KCNA announcement did not specify how many of the country’s 25 million people have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
North Korean military personnel provide medicine to people at a pharmacy in Pyongyang, May 18, 2022. (Photo: Reuters)
Since the official announcement of the outbreak COVID-19 For the first time in the country last week, North Korea has reported a total of 1,978,230 people with fever symptoms and 63 deaths. At the same time, the country has adopted strict anti-epidemic measures, including a nationwide shutdown.
According to KCNA, domestic factories are supplying more medicines, thermometers and other medical supplies to the capital Pyongyang and surrounding areas. In addition, North Korea has established more isolation wards and increased disinfection work across the country.
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