Kim Jong Un says North Korea must maintain strong anti-epidemic barrier

Kim Jong Un says North Korea must maintain strong anti-epidemic barrier

According to a report by the state news agency KCNA, Kim stated that North Korea must maintain a strong anti-epidemic barrier and strengthen the anti-epidemic work until the end of the global health crisis.

Observers have said it may be clear that the North may conduct a nuclear weapon test for the first time since 2017.

North Korea's official death rate of 74 people is an unprecedented miracle compared to other countries, according to a KCNA official. North Korea reported a number of people with fever symptoms, rather than confirmed cases. There were more than 392,000 daily cases on May 15, prompting health experts to warn of an inevitable crisis. The World Health Organization said last month it believed the situation was getting worse, not better, because of the lack of independent data. Pyongyang is claiming victory despite the lack of a known vaccine program. The country said it relied on lockdowns, homegrown medicine treatments, and what Kim called the advantageous Korean-style socialist system. Is North Korea hiding a bigger problem behind its Covid 19 outbreak? The North said it was running intensive medical checks nationwide, with daily PCR tests on water collected in borderline areas among the measures. It has been developing new methods to detect the virus and its variants, as well as other infectious diseases, such as monkeypox. Kim's sister, Kim Yo Jong, said the North Korean leader had suffered from fever symptoms and blamed leaflets from South Korea for the outbreak. She said in a speech praising his efforts, even though he was seriously ill with a high fever, he could not lie down for a moment thinking about the people he had to take care of until the end in the face of the anti-epidemic war. On Thursday, South Korea's Unification Ministry said in a statement that it had strong regrets over North Korea repeatedly making groundless claims about how Covid 19 had arrived in the country.