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North Korea considers its first wave of covid infections under control

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North Korea announced this Friday that it considers the first wave of coronavirus infections in the country to be “stabilized”, after not registering any new cases for a week and all patients suffering from “fevers” having recovered.

Pyongyang did not detect any new cases suspected of being covid-19 in the last 24 hours until the day before, the state agency KCNA reported this Friday, citing data from the national anti-epidemic emergency center.

This marks seven consecutive days without registering new infections in North Korea, which reported its first case of covi1-19 for the first time on May 12 after not having made any contagion public since the start of the pandemic.

In another note published this Friday, the KCNA affirms that “the general anti-epidemic situation” in the country “has entered a definitive phase of stability” due to the latest numbers of infections and recovered patients.

“All sectors and all units maintain perfect execution of anti-epidemic policies and measures,” the KCNA said, adding that health authorities are working to keep the situation under control.

The day before, the North Korean official agency had reported that the total number of cases of “fever” detected in the country amounted to 4.77 million, of which 99.9% had recovered.

The number of deaths from covid that the hermetic regime has made public is 74, which represents a mortality rate of 0.002% in a country that has kept its borders tightly closed since the start of the pandemic.

These data reflect a rapid spread of the virus and excessively low mortality compared to other countries, which has led many experts to doubt the credibility of the figures and the World Health Organization to ask the regime to share more concrete statistics. .

South Korean intelligence services believe that many of the “fevers” identified by the North as suspected cases of covid could be other diseases, such as measles or typhoid fever.

North Korea, which had not yet administered a single anti-covid vaccine as of May, has rejected offers of health aid, including vaccines, from Seoul and the United States, but, according to the Global Alliance for Vaccination GAVI, would have accepted vaccines from China. and already started managing them.


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