North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un (AP)
The World Health Organization (WHO) said in a surveillance report on Tuesday that according to North Korea’s data on investigation, 733 people were screened from June 4 to June 10. Of these, 149 people were suffering from influenza-like illnesses or severe respiratory diseases.
sol. All the countries around the world are battling the corona virus epidemic for the last one and a half years. Meanwhile, North Korea has made a shocking claim. North Korea told the World Health Organization (WHO) that it has tested more than 30,000 people for coronavirus as of June 10, but not a single case of infection has been reported in the country so far.
The World Health Organization said in a surveillance report on Tuesday that according to North Korea’s data on investigations, 733 people were tested from June 4 to June 10. Of these, 149 people were suffering from influenza-like illnesses or severe respiratory diseases. Experts are skeptical of North Korea’s claim that it does not have a single case of infection, while its health infrastructure is very poor and it shares borders with China, its biggest ally and considered its economic lifeline.
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Describing its anti-virus efforts as “a matter of national survival”, North Korea has banned tourists, sent diplomats out and completely banned cross-border traffic and trade. The self-imposed lockdown has put further pressure on the country’s economy. North Korea’s economy is already in crisis due to decades of mismanagement and US-led sanctions imposed on it because of the country’s nuclear weapons program.COVID-19: If 75 lakh people get corona vaccine daily, then in how many days will the entire population be covered?
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un asked officials during a political conference last week to be prepared to keep COVID-19 restrictions in place for a long time, indicating the country was not yet ready to open its borders. . (agency input)