Omicron crushes North Korea’s ‘security vacuum’, 820,000 Covid-19 cases reported in 3 days OCN NEWS

File photo of North Korea’s ‘supreme leader’ Kim Jong Un. (Image: Xinhua)

Pyongyang: North Korea reported 15 new deaths from “fever” in the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll in the country to 42 in just three days, media reported on Sunday. Sputnik The news agency reported citing KCNA that North Korea has registered more than 296,000 new patients, totaling more than 820,000 sick people.

On Thursday, North Korea announced the first wave of Covid-19 cases in the country, as several citizens tested positive for Omicron.

According to KCNA, an “unknown fever” has been spreading in the country since the end of April. On Friday, North Korea reported the first deaths from the coronavirus. At least six people were confirmed dead yesterday in the country.

Senior officials, including the country’s leader Kim Jong Un, held a politburo crisis meeting to discuss the outbreak and announced they would put in place a “maximum emergency” virus control system.

Quoting Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, the government KCNA The news agency said the country is facing the biggest challenge since the founding of the republic regarding the spread of Covid-19.

According to KCNAKim said the country must focus on implementing anti-coronavirus measures and strengthening them to stop the spread of the disease, the Sputnik news agency reported on Saturday.

With that, North Korea’s coronavirus-free claim came to an end, Yonhap news agency reported.

Apparently, at a meeting convened to discuss North Korea’s ‘most critical emergency’ antivirus system which had been ‘firmly maintained’ for more than two years, Kim promised the ‘unexpected crisis’ would be overcome. . He further called on all officials to block any possibility of stopping the spread of the virus.

In addition, the North Korean leader ordered stricter vigilance along the borders on all fronts, air and sea to avoid a “security vacuum” in the country’s national defense, the report said. Yonhap Press Agency.

Additionally, North Korean authorities said samples taken from patients with fever indicated they were identical to the omicron variant.

However, North Korea said it aims to manage and also prevent the spread of the virus. He further mentioned that he will provide treatment to patients detected by omicron to “eradicate the source of transmission as soon as possible”, state media in the country reported.

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