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North Korea claims to be nearing the end of the Covid crisis in a new surge in Asia

The World Health Organization questioned North Korea’s report last month, saying it believes the situation is worse, but not good, in the absence of independent data.

The number of daily new fever cases in North Korea reported by the KCNA has declined since it first admitted in mid-May that North Korea was fighting the outbreak of Covid-19. (AP)

North Korea says it is on the road to “finally alleviating” the crisis resulting from the first outbreak of Covid-19, and Asian neighbors are on a path to new infections caused by the Omicron subspecies. I’m fighting the waves.

“The epidemic campaign has finally been improved to completely mitigate the crisis,” state news agency KCNA said on Monday.

The country added that it reported more than 310 people with fever symptoms.

North Korea states that 99.98 percent of 4.77 million fever patients have recovered completely since late April, but the number of patients proved to be positive due to a clear lack of testing. Has not been announced.

The World Health Organization has questioned North Korea’s claims, saying last month that it believes the situation is worse, but not good, in the absence of independent data.

Due to the lack of public vaccination efforts, North Korea is conducting intensive health examinations nationwide, and as part of its countermeasures, it conducts daily PCR tests on water collected in border areas. He said he was.

North Korea also said it is developing new ways to better detect the virus and its variants. Other infectious diseasesMonkeypox, etc.

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Infection surges in Asia

North Korea’s claim of “epidemic stability” comes from other Asian countries tackling a new wave of infection.

China reported 691 new cases on Saturday, with local infections peaking after May 23.

In the adjacent South, daily infections exceeded 40,000 on Tuesday for the first time in two months, and authorities and experts predicted hundreds of thousands of new cases in the coming weeks.

Japan also warned that a new wave of infection seems to be spreading rapidly as Prime Minister Fumio Kishida sought special care prior to school’s summer vacation.

The 16,878 new cases in Tokyo on Wednesday were the highest since February, but national aggregates exceeded 90,000 due to the recent surge in infections to levels not seen since the beginning of the year.

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Source: Reuters

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