North Korea reports one death and more than 260,000 cases in the country's first coronavirus outbreak

MADRID, 19 May.

North Korea reports one death and more than 260,000 cases in the country's first coronavirus outbreak

MADRID, 19 May. (EUROPA PRESS) -

North Korean health authorities have reported this Thursday that one person has died and 262,270 have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, after the "maximum alert" for the first outbreak was declared last Saturday. of coronavirus that the country is facing.

Since the start of this outbreak on May 12, Pyongyang has already registered more than 1,978,230 positives, of which more than 1,200,000 have recovered and at least 740,160 are under medical treatment, according to the state news agency. North Korean KCNA.

Likewise, a center has been established to distribute medicines, as well as several treatment centers nationwide, as reported by the same news agency on Thursday.

North Korea has mobilized members of its Army to distribute drugs against the coronavirus and has deployed more than 10,000 health workers to carry out an "intensive medical examination of all inhabitants" and locate those infected.

At the moment, several countries, such as the United States, South Korea, China or Russia, have offered their help to the country to deal with the outbreak, although the North Korean government has not responded to these offers at the moment.


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