Weather of Arabia - Today, Thursday, North Korea officially announced the registration of the first infection with the Covid-19 virus in the country, in a "serious national emergency" that leader Kim Jong-un pledged to "overcome" by implementing an "emergency quarantine" system. .
On Thursday, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered the imposition of general closure measures at the national level, after his country recorded the first infection with the Corona virus since the virus first appeared in its neighbor China two and a half years ago, where the infection corresponds to the Omicron mutant, which is characterized by its high ability to spread rapidly.
The country's leader, Kim Jong-un, pledged to overcome the pandemic by implementing an "emergency" quarantine system, and Kim said during an emergency meeting of the Politburo that "the goal is to eradicate the roots (of the pandemic) in the shortest possible period of time."
"Thanks to the people's high degree of political awareness, we will surely overcome the state of emergency and succeed in the emergency quarantine project," said Chairman Kim.
Kim ordered tighter border controls and epidemic containment measures, calling on his citizens to "prevent the spread of the insidious virus by completely closing their neighborhoods in all cities and provinces across the country," according to the agency.
The leader also announced that all production and commercial activities would be organized so that every business unit would be "isolated" to prevent the spread of the virus.
It is noteworthy that North Korea has completely closed its borders since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020.
As of Thursday, Pyongyang had not announced any confirmed cases of COVID-19, and according to the World Health Organization, North Korea had conducted 13,259 tests for COVID-19 in 2020, all of which were negative.
On the other hand, observers believe that the health system in North Korea is too weak to face a large-scale pandemic.
North Korean President Kim Jong Un appeared, wearing a mask for the first time, during the emergency meeting, after officially announcing the registration of the first infection with the Corona virus in the country.