North Korea inspects ‘rivers, air, garbage’ for COVID-19

North Korea inspects rivers, air, trash for COVID-19

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27 May Reuters North Korean health officials are investigating rivers, lakes, air, wastewater and household waste, said North Korea health officials. to find the corona virus While fighting the COVID-19 outbreak for the first time in the country and declared a state of emergency and closed the country in May

North Korean state media KCNA said authorities were working to accelerate nationwide inspections and disinfections. It was reported this week that the outbreak trend was “stable”, as well as signs that the fever epidemic was waning. and the death toll is relatively low.

Meanwhile, 100,460 people had new symptoms of fever in 24 hours, down from 10 days ago, with 400,000 daily symptoms of fever. The total number of people with symptoms of fever since April rose to 3.2 million among the population. 25 million, while the death toll stood at 69, an increase of one, according to the state’s emergency epidemic prevention headquarters.

KCNA also reported that Antiviral agents collect samples from various sources to determine if the area has been infected with COVID-19.

“The emergency response sector at all levels focuses on examining samples collected in rivers and lakes, while disinfecting hundreds of thousands of cubic meters of sewage and thousands of tons of waste every day. and examined and analyzed the samples”, but did not describe the inspection methods in detail.

KCNA released a video showing a group of officers wearing personal protective clothing and face masks transporting boxes with labels. “Sample vectors” or “bacteria, virus investigators”

“Officers are collecting samples from people showing symptoms of fever … and inspecting beverages in a water plant in Pyongyang to make sure the water is clean and safe,” said Cho Chul Ung, deputy head of the Bangkok Center for Health and Epidemic Prevention. Young Young stated

last year North Korea has said it is developing its own polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test device, but has never confirmed the number of people who tested positive for COVID-19, but instead reported the number of people showing symptoms of fever.

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