Nearly 2 million people reported in North Korea with ‘fever symptoms’



In North Korea, a week after the first coronavirus case was confirmed, nearly two million patients with “fever symptoms” have already been registered, DPRK media reported on Thursday (May 19). Just the day before in North Korea, “symptoms of fever” were detected in another 262,000 people. As a result, the total number of cases reached 1.98 million, of which nearly 1.4 million of them have already recovered.

The death toll has risen to 63. Nearly 26 million people live in the DPRK. North Korea does not officially confirm that patients have been infected with the coronavirus because the country has almost no testing system for SARS-CoV-2, experts say. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), North Korea has not yet carried out widespread vaccination of the population against the coronavirus. Pyongyang authorities have refused to provide coronavirus vaccines through WHO channels.

Exactly a week ago, North Korea officially confirmed the country’s first case of coronavirus. Since then, authorities in Pyongyang have been trying to contain the outbreak with widespread confinement and an information campaign on the dangers of the omicron variant of the coronavirus.

Source: delfi

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