(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
The Ministry of Public Health of the Democratic People's
Republic of Korea (DPRK) is taking strict measures on switching the
state epidemic prevention work to the maximum emergency system,
citing Xinhua .
The report said the ministry held an urgent consultative meeting
and scrupulously organized the work for curbing and controlling the
spread of the epidemic in the country and curing those with fever
as soon as possible so as to eliminate the source of the spread at
an early date.
The meeting discussed the issues of detecting, examining and
treating persons with fever on a scientific basis as well as
supplying necessary medicines, it said.
As the whole country is locked down, the ministry has dispatched
officials to the city of Pyongyang and the provinces to take timely
measures for solving all the problems regarding the supply of
medicines and treatment, it said.
Meanwhile, pharmacies have been newly installed in relevant
regions and persons with fever are being fully provided with
medical supplies according to doctors' prescriptions, the report
The ministry has also mobilized all medical officials in the
field of public health, as well as teachers, postgraduate students
and students at medical universities in the country to find persons
with fever and treat them immediately and scientifically, it
The DPRK on Thursday confirmed its first COVID-19 case in the
country since the outbreak of the pandemic more than two years
- North Korea
- coronavirus COVID-19
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