N.Korean leader Kim slams officials' 'immature' response amid COVID outbreak

18/5/2022 2:21:00 AM

N.Korean leader Kim slams officials' 'immature' response amid COVID outbreak - Reuters

N.Korean leader Kim slams officials' 'immature' response amid COVID outbreak - Reuters

SEOUL (May 18): North Korean leader Kim Jong Un slammed his country's response to its first officially confirmed COVID-19 outbreak as 'immature,' accusing government officials of inadequacies and inertia as fever cases swept the country, state media reported on Wednesday.North Korea reported 232,880 more people with fever symptoms, and six more deaths after the country's first admission of the COVID outbreak last week. It did not say how many people had tested positive for COVID-19.Presiding over a politburo meeting

A SEOUL (May 18): North Korean leader Kim Jong Un slammed his country's response to its first officially confirmed COVID-19 outbreak as"immature," accusing government officials of inadequacies and inertia as fever cases swept the country, state media reported on Wednesday.Telegram channel for the latest updates..A SEOUL (May 17): North Korea has mobilised its military to distribute Covid-19 medications and deployed more than 10,000 health workers to help trace potential patients, as it fights a sweeping coronavirus wave, state media outlet KCNA said on Tuesday.

North Korea reported 232,880 more people with fever symptoms, and six more deaths after the country's first admission of the COVID outbreak last week.It did not say how many people had tested positive for COVID-19.“With the country yet to initiate Covid-19 vaccination, there is risk that the virus may spread rapidly among the masses unless curtailed with immediate and appropriate measures,” said Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO’s regional director for South-East Asia, in a statement sent to journalists.Presiding over a politburo meeting of the ruling Workers' Party on Tuesday, Kim said the"immaturity in the state capacity for coping with the crisis" increased the"complexity and hardships" in fighting the pandemic when"time is the life", according to the KCNA.Since its first acknowledgement of the COVID-19 outbreak, the North has reported 1.— Reuters You May Also Like.72 million patients with fever symptoms, including 62 deaths as of Tuesday evening.The country has not started mass vaccinations and has limited testing capabilities, raising concerns that it may be difficult to assess how widely and rapidly the disease is spreading and verify the number of confirmed cases and deaths.

Amid concerns over the isolated country's lack of vaccines and adequate medical infrastructure, the KCNA said health officials have developed a COVID-19 treatment guide aimed at preventing drug overdoses and other mistreatments that have led to many of the reported deaths.The guide includes treatments individualised for different types of patients, but state media did not elaborate on which drugs are involved in the treatment plans.Subscribe to Mid-day email alert We deliver news to your inbox daily.

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