North Korea said on Friday that six people suffering from fever have died in the country, out of which one person was confirmed to be infected with the Omicron variant of the Koreana virus. Recently 3.5 lakh people have been found suffering from fever in the country.
North Korea has given this information a day after confirming the first case of the global epidemic of COVID-19 in the country. In a country with a weak health system, the exact data on the infection outbreak is not yet available.
Most of the population in North Korea has not received anti-Covid-19 vaccines, and the problem of malnutrition is also at its peak. It is being said that North Korea does not have a proper system to conduct tests related to COVID-19, and it also lacks other medical equipment. According to North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), since the end of April, about 3.5 lakh people have suffered from fever, of which 1,62,200 people have been cured.
More than 18 thousand cases a day
On Thursday, 18,000 people were found suffering from fever in North Korea. At the same time, 1,87,800 people have been isolated for treatment. KCNA said that out of the six people who died, one person was confirmed to be infected with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
The exact number of people infected with the coronavirus is unclear. North Korea confirmed its first case of infection on Thursday, more than two years after the outbreak of the COVID-19 global pandemic and announced a nationwide lockdown to contain its spread.
North Korea has closed its borders since the first case of coronavirus was found in China. This country has not released the figures for coronavirus even once in two years. But now that it has started releasing the statistics, it is believed that the situation is even worse whose information the rest of the world is not getting.
North Korea’s economy has already collapsed due to US and UN sanctions. In such a situation, it is less likely that he will be able to adopt better measures to control the virus. These sanctions were imposed on him because of his nuclear weapons program. On which he is continuing to work fast.