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COVID-19: DPRK intensifies anti-epidemic campaign to restrict spread of virus

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Pyongyang | May 21, 2022 4:55:29 PM IST
Health authorities in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has made efforts to restrict the spread of the virus, ensure the treatment of patients and step up the material and technical preparations to cope with any possible future threat and challenge, Xinhua reported on Saturday.

An intensive all-people medical check-up is also being carried out across the country due to the incessant surge in the covid cases.

According to Xinhua, on Thursday, nearly 200,000 medical workers across the country disinfected over 100,000 public places and sanitation facilities.

More than 219,030 fever cases were reported nationwide from late Thursday to late Friday with over 281,350 recoveries and one death, while the total death toll stood at 66, stated the information of the state emergency epidemic prevention headquarters.

By Friday afternoon, more than 2.46 million fever cases were detected with more than 1.76 million recoveries and about 692,480 patients under medical treatment.

Pyongyang announced the country's first COVID-19 case on Thursday and declared a nationwide lockdown. (ANI)

 
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