North Korea reportedly confirmed the first ever COVID-19 case of an Omicron mutant

Since the start of the pandemic in early 2020, North Korea has declared that there are no cases of coronavirus in the country so far. Currently, there are only three countries in the world that are not affected by the virus, two of which are small island nations in the Pacific Ocean.

North Korea established a “maximum emergency” virus control system after confirming the first case of Omicron strain of COVID-19 on Thursday, South Korea news agency Yonhap report, It quotes the North Korean media.

According to the report, authorities determined that samples taken from a fever-affected patient in Pyongyang on Sunday were identical to the highly contagious Omicron.

North Korean Prime Minister Kim Jong-un attended a political bureau meeting of the Workers’ Party of Korea Central Committee and said the country was in an emergency. However, he reportedly promised to overcome the “unexpected crisis.”

“In every county and city of the country, everyone blocks your area and … maximizes the path to the spread of malignant viruses … we overcome the sudden crisis and You will definitely win the fight against the virus, “Kim said, according to Yonhap.

Late April, cross-border freight train service between North Korea and China, the only open road from North Korea to the outside world, Was closed According to Yonhap News, following a series of COVID-19 cases in the border city of China, Dandong. According to the report, the suspension was decided at the request of North Korea.

The outage occurred within four months after North Korea lowered its long-standing border closure against the coronavirus established in early 2020.

North Korea implements and insists on a “Zero COVID-19 Policy” including border closure and quarantine measures Maintained A virus-free country.
Lockdown and total quarantine associated with North Korea’s Zero COVID-19 policy Allegedly triggered Secondary health and food crisis, Media expert.. North Korea reportedly confirmed the first ever COVID-19 case of an Omicron mutant

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