North Korean chief Kim Jong Un informed a gathering of the politburo of the ruling Workers Party the North had stopped the novel coronavirus from making inroads within the nation, state information company KCNA mentioned on Friday.
“We have thoroughly prevented the inroad of the malignant virus and maintained a stable anti-epidemic situation despite the worldwide health crisis, which is a shining success achieved,” Kim Jong Un mentioned in a press release carried by KCNA.
He warned towards self-complacency or rest within the anti-epidemic effort and urged North Koreans to take care of “maximum alert”, KCNA mentioned in a press release.
The politburo assembly on Thursday comes as many hard-hit international locations are easing lockdowns, even because the world strikes shortly previous the grim milestones of 10 million confirmed infections and 500,000 deaths.
North Korea has reopened faculties however stored a ban on public gatherings and made it obligatory for individuals to put on masks in public locations as a part of its response to the coronavirus menace, a World Health Organization (WHO) official mentioned on Wednesday.
While the reclusive nation has not confirmed any infections, its public well being ministry has reported all 922 individuals checked to this point have examined destructive. Hundreds of individuals, largely cargo handlers at seaports and land borders, are frequently quarantined for monitoring.
Thursday’s politburo assembly additionally touched on building of the Pyongyang General Hospital, underway within the capital. Kim expressed satisfaction with the mission and thanked the builders for making headway beneath unfavorable circumstances.
“Kim Jong Un made sure powerful national measures were taken for urgently solving the problems arising to brilliantly complete the hospital which would provide the people with the most advanced medical service, to be of the world standard,” KCNA mentioned.
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