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North Korea reports positive case of coronavirus for in first time

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TOKYO – North Korea says he discovered the case of sub-option omicron BA.2 in its capital is Pyongyang, first time when a country has been confirmed positive for coronavirus infection since the beginning of the pandemic more than two years ago.

A positive case causes concern development for the country that remains one of two nations in in world that is not vaccinated. North Korea remained in strict covid lockdown closing its borders to most trade land activities.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held a meeting with the leadership and urged to tighten the border controls against covid declaring “maximum “emergency” method of dealing with the virus, according to the state. media. The person has a positive result on May 8 and results were identical to BA.2, condition media Thursday said.

Experts say that without vaccines, North Korea risks becoming the epicenter of the epidemic. of new options like result of in the population low immunity to the virus.

NKNews based in Seoul website concentrated on monitoring of North Korea, reported this week that people in Pyongyang was ordered to close on Tuesday after warnings of “national problem”. People told the outlet that there was panic buying and supply shortages as residents feared a prolonged lockdown. in capital.

State media Thursday called the outbreak “serious national urgent need.”

North Korea, already one of the most closed societies in in world, remains in lockdown from the pandemic as it took strategy similar to Chinesezero covid approach, with serious consequences for health and food security of This population.

In recent weeks, the North Korean state media repeatedly warned to take stricter precautions due to outbreaks at the border with China, urging public “strengthen anti-epidemic work in preparation for protracted emergency.”

It looks like the virus has entered the country. So far, North Korea has said it has not had any positive cases, though many experts question the veracity. of this statement.

it’s developing story and will be updated. Min Ju Kim contributed to this report.

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