North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said that they will make a great fight to defeat the epidemic and said, “If we fight in an organized way, we can beat this crisis.”
Two years after the Covid-19 pandemic spread to the world, the number of people who lost their lives in North Korea, which announced the first death cases from Covid-19 in the country yesterday, is increasing.
North Korean media announced that 21 more people died. North Korean President Kim Jong-un also said that they will fight hard to defeat the epidemic.
“The spread of the epidemic is one of the most terrifying turmoils we have experienced since the founding of our country,” Kim said at an extraordinary meeting of the ruling Labor Party. But if we fight in an organized way, we can beat this crisis,” he said. Kim also noted that lessons should be learned from the experiences of countries like China that have successfully struggled with the pandemic.
While the number of Covid-related deaths in the country increased to 27, it was reported that more than 280 thousand people were treated. State news agency KCNA did not comment on the number of cases and tests in the country.
North Korea had tried to prevent the virus from entering the country by closing its borders at the beginning of the epidemic. Experts are concerned about the rapid growth of the pandemic in the country, which has not applied any vaccinations to date.
Source From: Sozcu