North Korea officially confirmed first outbreak Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. To help stop the spread of the disease there, China sent three freighters to the country, which returned last Monday (16).
There are no details on the contents of the planes, but China has pledged to help North Korea contain the country’s COVID-19 outbreak. The plane took off from Taoxian Airport in Liaoning, northwest China.
COVID-19 situation in North Korea
North Korea admitted the first cases of Kovid-19 only last week. After that the leader of the country, Kim Jong Un, declared maximum emergency throughout North Korea, including nationwide lockdowns, restrictions and the closure of workplaces.
Earlier, the international community had already offered to help the country by donating millions of doses of vaccines from AstraZeneca and Sinovac, later made in china, However, the government declined aid and preferred to focus disease control strategy on keeping borders closed.
World Health Organization (WHO) this Monday (16) issued an alert regarding the situation of Kovid-19 in North Korea. According to the organization, this disease can spread at an impressive rate in the country, because vaccination campaign Haven’t started there yet.
In a note, WHO’s regional director for Southeast Asia, Poonam Khetrapal Singh, said that while North Korea has yet to begin vaccinating the population against Covid-19, “there is a danger that the virus will rapidly spread to the public.” The middle will spread.”
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