North Korea confirms nearly 220,000 new coronavirus infections

MADRID, 21 May.

North Korea confirms nearly 220,000 new coronavirus infections

MADRID, 21 May. (EUROPA PRESS) -

North Korean health authorities confirmed nearly 220,000 new coronavirus infections this Saturday and one death from the virus just nine days after confirming its first outbreak of the disease.

Since the beginning of this outbreak, North Korea, with a population of about 25 million people, has registered more than 2.46 million infections, of which 1.76 have recovered from the disease.

However, due to the lack of means to confirm coronavirus infections, health authorities are reporting infections due to a strange "fever". Much of the international community, including the World Health Organization (WHO), has offered to help Pyongyang, although the Asian nation has not responded.

Although from abroad the evolution of the pandemic is viewed with some concern, from within the North Korean borders it has been reported that the spread of the pandemic has been contained and reduced, according to the South Korean news agency Yonhap.

North Korean authorities confirmed their first case of coronavirus on May 12, more than two years after the outbreak of the pandemic.


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