North Korea has officially announced the first suspected coronavirus infection. About it on July 26, citing state media, the DPRK informed the Agency Reuters.
Symptoms similar to the disease COVID-19, identified in the city of Kaesong at the citizen, who returned from South Korea on July 19, three years after illegally crossing the border.
The head of the DPRK Kim Jong-UN has called an emergency meeting of the Politburo of the ruling party in connection with the first suspicion of coronavirus. If the suspicion is confirmed, this will be the first case COVID-19 in North Korea.
Until that check the blood and upper respiratory tract men with suspected coronavirus gave “uncertain result”. In this regard, he was isolated. Milestones, with whom he came in contact with, are now examined.
The Agency notes that the DPRK has “thousands of kits” to test for the coronavirus. Their Pyongyang gave Russia and several other countries.
Flash coronavirus infection began at the end of 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization (who) declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the who on 25 July in the world more than 15.5 million confirmed cases of coronavirus infectionhas died more than 635 thousand patients with COVID-19.
Official data on incidence COVID-19 North Korea does not publish. DPRK authorities claim that the country no one got sick, but Western officials think it’s unlikely, given the close relations of Pyongyang with China, which became the source of the spread of coronavirus in the world.