North Korea has acknowledged the first outbreak of Kovit-19 in the country since the outbreak this Thursday (Wednesday, 11, Brasilia time), which was declared a “serious emergency by national emergency” by the official media.
The official KCNA news agency said samples collected from several patients with the flu in Pyongyang on Sunday were “stable” with the highly contagious omigran variant of the virus. Corona virus.
According to the agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said at an emergency meeting of his political cabinet that he would implement the “maximum emergency” virus control system with the aim of “rooting out in a short time”.
“As political awareness among the people is high, (…) he assured us that we will safely deal with the emergency and succeed in the emergency isolation program,” he added.
Kim ordered strict border controls and control measures, urging his citizens to “completely control the spread of the malicious virus by carefully locking up his area in all cities and districts across the country.”
All business and manufacturing activities will be streamlined so that each unit is “isolated” to avoid infection, he said.
The nuclear-armed country, living in poverty, imposed a foreign lockout in early 2020 to protect itself from the plague that had caused economic problems and paralyzed trade.
Since the outbreak, North Korea has not confirmed a case of a corona virus.
According to the World Health Organization, the country conducted 13,259 tests for Covid-19 by the end of 2020, all with negative results.
Analysts say North Korea’s sick health system is battling a major corona virus outbreak.
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