Covid-19 situation improving in North Korea

Sunday, 29 May 2022

North Korea plans to revise anti-epidemic restrictions as the country's first acknowledged Covid-19 outbreak is improving, according to state media of the country.

A politburo meeting guided by leader Kim Jong Un "made a positive evaluation of the pandemic situation being controlled and improved across the country and discussed the issues of continuously stabilising and improving the overall anti-epidemic situation," says Reuters citing KCNA news agency.

North Korea reported no new deaths among fever patients for a second consecutive day and said 89,500 more people showed fever symptoms on Sunday.

That is down from nearly 400,000 about 11 days ago.

The isolated country has been fighting an unprecedented COVID wave since declaring a state of emergency and imposing a nationwide lockdown this month, fuelling concerns about the lack of vaccines, medical supplies and food.

Efforts to strengthen anti-epidemic measures were being taken across North Korea, including collecting rainwater, examining virus-resistant medicines and setting up quarantine places, KCNA said.