North Korea Updates: According to state media, more than a million people have been affected by a “fever” in Pyongyang. There have been 50 deaths, although it’s unknown how many of the suspected cases have tested positive for Covid19.Because North Korea has limited testing capabilities, only a few examples have been confirmed. Because of a lack of vaccines and a poor healthcare system, North Koreans are particularly vulnerable to the virus. In the remote country, there is a nationwide lockdown. Kim, according to state media, called an emergency politburo meeting over the weekend, accusing authorities of botching the allocation of national pharmaceutical stocks.
NORTH KOREA : MORE THAN A MILLION COVID CASES FEARED
He ordered the army’s medical corps to intervene with “strong forces” to “quickly stabilise the supply of medicines.” Last Monday, the country reported its first verified Covid19 cases, however specialists believe the virus has been spreading for quite some time. Kim has implemented “maximum emergency” virus measures, which include workplace lockdowns and gathering limitations. Last Monday, the country reported its first verified Covid19 cases, however specialists believe the virus has been spreading for quite some time. Kim has implemented “maximum emergency” virus measures, which include workplace lockdowns and gathering limitations. Last year, the international community gave millions of AstraZeneca and Chinese made vaccines to North Korea, but Pyongyang claimed ownership of Covid19 by locking its borders early in January 2020. North Korea has used stringent quarantines to contain epidemics in the past, such as Sars or Ebola, according to Professor Hazel Smith of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. She told the BBC that now that the borders have been violated, the country lacks organizational infrastructure and is struggling to meet basic needs such as “adequate disinfection, electricity, and running water. “Professor Smith continued, “Once an epidemic has started, they have difficulty regulating and treating sick people. “South Korea and China, which have also seen breakouts, share land borders with North Korea. China is currently dealing with an Omicron wave, which has resulted in lockdowns in major cities. South Korea has promised to deliver infinite supplies, including vaccine doses, health personnel, and medical equipment, if the North demands them.
According to the official KCNA news agency, “the spread of the malignant disease is [the greatest] calamity to afflict our country since its founding.” Concerns have been made concerning North Korea’s food production, in addition to the urgent health issues. In the 1990s, it suffered a severe famine, and the World Food Programme estimates that 11 million of the country’s 25 million people are now malnourished. Analysts say that if agricultural workers are unable to care for their crops, the results will be terrible.