To date, North Korea has recorded 2.95 million fever cases. (Photo: AP)
At the same time, officials North Korea The number of patient cases related to the COVID-19 epidemic is on a “stable” downward trend.
The wave of COVID-19 that North Korea first announced on May 12 has raised concerns about a shortage of vaccines, inadequate health infrastructure and a potential food crisis in the country. These 25 million people.
However, North Korea said it had “successful” in stopping the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic and that no new fever deaths had been reported as of May 23 evening, despite there are 134,510 new patients.
This is the third day in a row case of fever daily at less than 200,000 cases and North Korea reported no new deaths for the first time since announcing the daily number of fever patients, according to the official KCNA news agency.
Military medical personnel distribute drugs at a pharmacy in Pyongyang, North Korea on May 22, 2022. (Photo: KCNA)
North Korea did not confirm the total number of people who tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, instead, Pyongyang reported the number of patients with fever symptoms. Accordingly, the total number of fever cases since the end of April in the country has increased to 2.95 million, while the death toll is 68, according to KCNA.
“In a few days after the maximum emergency epidemic prevention and control system was activated, the number of cases and deaths nationwide decreased significantly and the number of recovered patients increased, (North Korea) restrained and controlled. effectively control the spread of the pandemic and maintain a stable situation,” KCNA reported.
North Korea says its authorities are distributing food and medicine across the country, with military medical forces deployed to help distribute medicine and conduct health checks.
KCNA also said that North Korea is expanding the production of supplies of essential drugs, although it did not specify exactly what drugs are being produced.
South Korea and the United States have offered to help North Korea fight the pandemic, including providing a COVID-19 vaccine, but Pyongyang has not responded to this offer.
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