SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said on Wednesday more than a million people have already cured of suspected COVID-19 just a week after the outbreak was discovered, he seems to be trying to cope in isolation as global experts express deep concern about public health hazard.
Country antivirus headquarters announced 232 880 new cases of fever and more six deaths in state media Wednesday. These figures bring his total to 62 deaths and more more than 1.7 million cases of fever since the end of April. It says at least 691,170 remain in quarantine.
Outside experts believe that most of fever is COVID-19, but there are no tests in North Korea to confirm so much. The outbreak is almost certainly larger than the number of fevers, as some carriers of the virus may not have a fever or other symptoms.
This is also unclear how more than a million people recovered so quickly when limited medicine, medical equipment and medical facilities exist for treat poor, unvaccinated country population of 26 million. Some experts say the North can just release people out of quarantine after the fever subsides.
Globally, COVID-19 has killed about 6.3 million people. people with in true considered to be a lot higher. Countries with outbreaks of the same size as in North Korea official fever count confirmed thousands of deaths each.
World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday that North Korea had not responded to his request. for more outbreak data.
Prior to confirmation of COVID-19 infection for in first time last week, North Korea stuck to the widely questionable claim of preservation out virus. This is also avoided millions of vaccines offered by UN program-supported COVAX distribution, most likely because of international monitoring requirements attached to them.
North Korea and Eritrea are the only sovereign members of the UN. countries not to roll out vaccines, but Tedros said no country has responded to WHO proposals of vaccines, medicines, tests and technical support.
“WHO deeply concerned in risk of further distribution in (North Korea),” Tedros said. also noting that the country has alarming numbers of people with underlying conditions that make them more can get severe COVID-19.
WHO emergencies chief Dr Michael Ryan says uncontrolled transmission of virus can lead to new options, but that WHO was powerless to act if countries accepted it help.
The North has so far ignored rival South Korea’s offer to provide vaccines, drugs and medical services. personnel, but experts say the North may be more ready to accept help from him main ally China. South Korea government said he couldn’t confirm media reports that North Korea used several aircraft to deliver back urgent deliveries from China on Tuesday.
North Korean officials during court hearing party Politburo meeting on Tuesday continued to speak out confidence that the country was able to get out of the crisis on own, with members of the Politburo are discussing ways for “constantly support good chance in common front for the prevention of epidemics, official This was reported by the Central News Agency of Korea on Wednesday.
There is suspicion that North Korea is underreporting the number of deaths to soften the blow. for kim, who already survived the most difficult moment of his decade in power. The pandemic has hurt even more economy already violated by mismanagement and US sanctions over Nuclear weapons and Kim’s missiles development.
Kim Jong-un criticizes officials at Politburo meeting over their early response to the pandemic, which he said highlighted “the immaturity in state capacity for cope with crisis”, and he blamed the country’s vulnerability on their “non-positive attitude, lethargy and inaction,” the KCNA said.
He urged officials to step up the virus controls in the workplace and redouble efforts to improve supply of basic necessities and stabilize housing conditions, the report said.
North Korea has also about 3,000 deployed military medical workers help deliver drugs to pharmacies and deploy public health officials, educators and public health students to determine people with fever so they can be quarantined. The country relied on to find people with symptoms and isolate them in shelters as there are no vaccines,tech medicine and equipment and intensive care units that have reduced the number of hospitalizations and deaths in other nations.
While raising the alarm over flash, kim also emphasized that his economic goals should be met. State media reports show large groups of workers continue to gather at farms, mining sites, power stations and construction sites approaching ensure their work “moves on schedule.”
The outbreak of COVID-19 in North Korea occurred amid provocative run in weapons demonstrations, including first test of intercontinental ballistic missile in almost five years in brinkmanship aimed at forcing the United States to accept the idea of North as nuclear power and negotiate economic and security concessions from a position of strength.
US and South Korean officials also believe that North Korea may carry out its seventh nuclear test explosion this month.
Kim confirmed during a meeting on Tuesday that he would “lift everyone’s spirits.” party like (a) active volcano once again in a state of emergency” prove its leadership to history and time and ‘protect the welfare of country and people without fail and show everyone world strength and spirit of heroic korea once again”, – reports CTAC. There was no direct mention of large weapons in the report. test.
Latest commercial satellite imagery of nuclear test site in Pungye-ri points to renovation work and preparation for the still unused tunnel on southern part of a facility that is presumably nearing completion to host a nuclear test, according to an analysis published on Tuesday by Beyond Parallel. website run Washington Center for Strategic and international studies.