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Covid: More Than 260,000 Infected In Last 24 Hours In North Korea, Death Toll Rises To 56

Military personnel from the Korean People’s Army medical corps attend the launch of a marketing campaign to enhance the availability of medicines, amid the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) pandemic, in Pyongyang, North Korea (Image: KCNA/Reuters)

North Korea chief Kim Jong Un deployed military’s medical corps to defuse the general public well being disaster.

  • Reuters
  • Last Updated:May 17, 2022, 07:34 IST

North Korea reported six new deaths amid a COVID-19 wave, because the nation’s army was mobilised to distribute medical provides, state media KCNA mentioned on Tuesday.

The state emergency epidemic prevention headquarters reported 269,510 extra folks with fever signs, bringing the whole to 1,483,060, whereas the demise toll grew to 56 as of Monday night, KCNA mentioned. It didn’t say how many individuals have examined optimistic for COVID-19.

“A powerful force” of the military’s medical corps was dispatched to enhance the availability of medicines within the capital Pyongyang, the centre of the nation’s first acknowledged epidemic, a day after chief Kim Jong Un ordered its speedy deployment.

KCNA mentioned the staff’s mission was aimed toward “defusing the public health crisis prevailing over the capital city of Pyongyang,” calling it important to the continued anti-epidemic marketing campaign.

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