Omicron wreaks havoc in North Korea, records more than 820,000 Covid-19 cases in three days

Seoul North Korea has reported 15 new deaths from a “fever” in the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s total to 42 in just three days, media reported on Sunday. The Sputnik news agency, citing KCNA, reported that North Korea registered more than 296,180 new patients, taking a total of more than 820,620 sick. On […]
 


Omicron wreaks havoc in North Korea, records more than 820,000 Covid-19 cases in three days

Seoul North Korea has reported 15 new deaths from a “fever” in the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s total to 42 in just three days, media reported on Sunday. The Sputnik news agency, citing KCNA, reported that North Korea registered more than 296,180 new patients, taking a total of more than 820,620 sick.

On Thursday, North Korea announced its first wave of COVID-19 cases in the country, as several citizens tested positive for Omicron.

 

According to KCNA, an “unrecognized fever” has been spreading in the country since late April.

 

On Friday, North Korea reported the first coronavirus deaths. At least six people were confirmed dead in the country yesterday.

According to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), top officials including the country’s leader Kim Jong Un held a crisis politburo meeting to discuss the outbreak and announced they would implement a “maximum emergency” virus control system.

 

The state-run KCNA news agency, citing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, said the country faces the biggest challenge since the republic’s founding over the spread of COVID-19.

According to KCNA, Kim said the country should focus on implementing anti-coronavirus measures and promote them to contain the spread of the disease, Sputnik news agency reported on Saturday.

 

With this North Korea’s claim of coronavirus-free has ended, Yonhap news agency reported. At a meeting reportedly held to discuss North Korea’s “most critical emergency” antivirus system, which had been “strongly maintained” for more than two years, Kim pledged that the “unforeseen crisis” would be overcome. Will be done.

He further directed all the officials to block every possibility to contain the spread of the virus. In addition, the North Korean leader ordered strict surveillance of borders on all fronts, air and sea, to prevent a “security void” in national defence. According to the Yonhap news agency report, the country’s.

In addition, North Korean officials said samples collected from patients with fever indicated they were identical to the Omicron variant.

However, North Korea insisted that it also aims to manage and stop the spread of the virus. It further mentioned that it would provide treatment to Omicron-identified patients to “root out the source of transmission in the shortest possible period”, the country’s state media reported.