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VIDEO. North Korea: the army deployed to fight a worrying outbreak of Covid cases

2022-05-18T16:44:48.290Z

North Korea has deployed its army to try to stem the spread of Covid-19 in the country, since the announcement of the 1st case on May 12 in



North Korea has mobilized hundreds of troops to help fight the Covid outbreak plaguing the country.

The country announced its first case of Omicron on May 12.

Since more than 1.4 million cases of "fever" and 56 deaths have been recorded.

Kim Jong Un has ordered a very strict nationwide lockdown.

And encourages its population to treat themselves with antibiotics, for lack of official treatments against Covid-19.

Kim Jong Un on Monday sharply criticized the government and health authorities for their handling of the outbreak, particularly the failure to keep pharmacies open at all times.

The leader took the fight against the epidemic personally in hand, and deployed his soldiers in pharmacies to allow the distribution of medicines 24 hours a day.

WHO offers help

The WHO on Wednesday expressed concern about the havoc Omicron can wreak on North Korea's unvaccinated population and reiterated its offer of assistance ranging from vaccines to medical equipment.

“WHO is deeply concerned about the risk that Covid-19 will spread even further across the country, especially since the population is not vaccinated and many people have medical histories that put them at risk. risk of developing a serious form of the disease”, warned the head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, during a regular press briefing in Geneva.

For the time being, the Pyongyang authorities do not seem to have responded to calls from the UN and the WHO has admitted that it cannot do anything but wait for a green light to help.

Source: leparis

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