At a meeting of the ruling party’s Politburo on Tuesday, Kim said the “non-positive attitude, carelessness and inaction of senior state officials” are contributing to the state’s inability to deal with the crisis, according to state news agency KCNA.
Health system is overloaded
The internationally isolated country had reported corona cases for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic last week. Kim then ordered nationwide lockdowns and ordered the military to support the ailing healthcare system. According to the KCNA, almost 3,000 military medics are deployed to ensure the supply of medicines.
The Corona Crisis in North Korea
According to the latest reports, the number of known cases exceeded 1.7 million, and KCNA put the number of deaths at 62. According to KCNA, Kim announced that he would “awaken the entire party like an active volcano” to fight the spread of the virus. According to state media, his family donated medicines that were distributed in southern Hwanghae Province. Kim wanted to underline his personal commitment to fighting the outbreak.
population is not vaccinated
The World Health Organization (WHO) is “deeply concerned about the risk of further spread of Covid-19 in the country,” said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. He pointed out that “the population is unvaccinated and has many underlying diseases that put them at risk of serious illness and death.”