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North Korea reports 21 deaths from COVID-19 and speaks of “biggest test” in its history

North Korea This Friday 21 additional deaths were apparently linked COVID-19And some 174,400 new potential cases, two days after their first positive report, when the chairman Kim Jong-un He described the current health crisis as “the biggest test since the country was established”.

Following an emergency meeting of the North Korean Politburo, the state news agency KCNA released an update on the epidemic data recorded up to the previous day. Kim Jong-un.

As of the end of April, 524,440 people in the country were being treated for the unknown flu (indicating an epidemic), according to the outstanding amount.

The number of deaths recorded by the country and associated with these symptoms is 27, of which at least one has been positively tested COVID-19As confirmed by the Asian country.

According to KCNA, the Politburo discussed practical policy measures to rapidly suppress and control the spread of infectious diseases across the country.

Strengthen isolation measures

Kim Jong-unPointing to the seriousness of the situation, he called for the strengthening of isolated measures to deal with the “crisis” and assured that most patients are suffering from “mild” disease.

The head of the regime North Korea In 2020, after the outbreak of the epidemic, he urged his countrymen to refine the strict border closures imposed by the country and to refine their isolated systems and make people aware of its importance.

Kim Jong-un He blamed the current infectious situation in the country for the “incompetence” and “irresponsibility” of the institutions that were supposed to manage the isolations, and stressed the importance of studying policies applied in other countries and their achievements.

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North Korea Its first eruption was announced on Thursday COVID-19 The pathogen was diagnosed two years ago.

The situation is alarming as the diagnosed variant, Omigron subvariant PA2, has proven to be highly contagious, and the country has refused to donate nearly five million doses of vaccine by the Kovacs mechanism. Puncture only and no national vaccination program yet.

(With information from EFE)

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