According to the news agency, about 187,800 people “suffering from a fever whose cause cannot be determined” are being treated in isolation.
This mysterious fever has been circulating in the country since the end of April and has already infected about 350,000 people. The Korean Central News Agency says about half of them have since recovered. It is not known if the tests are positive for corona.
North Korea said two years ago that Corona was not in the country, which is widely doubtful. Yesterday it was surprisingly officially announced that someone in the capital, Pyongyang, has the highly infectious sub-Omicron BA.2. been detected. Immediately afterwards, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced a national lockdown.
South Korean President Yoon Seok-yeol announced on Friday that South Korea wants to provide the neighboring country with vaccines against the Corona virus. “The details are still under discussion,” the president’s spokesman said.
On Friday, the World Health Organization said it was in contact with the internationally isolated bankrupt country’s government and to help develop an action plan.
North Korea has so far refused to accept Corona vaccines from abroad. In 2020, the country announced that it would develop a vaccine of its own, but nothing has been heard from it since.
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