WHO Has Not Revoked Covid-19 Pandemic Status

WHO has not revoked the status of the Covid-19 pandemic, so far the world health organization or WHO has not revoked the status of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is because there are still many countries experiencing a spike in Covid-19 cases. “The WHO has not revoked the pandemic status because there are still many other countries experiencing a spike in Covid-19 cases,”.

North Korea is one of the countries that has attracted attention due to a spike in Covid-19 cases. In the country, the daily number of positive confirmed cases reaches more than 230,000 per day. This spike comes more than two years after the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world.

This condition has occurred over the past week and has caused North Korea to rank first in the addition of the most positive cases of Covid-19 in the world. “Followed by the United States, the average daily addition of cases is above 100,000. We must remain vigilant, and do not let our country experience such a spike in cases,” said Reisa. “Therefore, the government has very carefully prepared a gradual transition from pandemic to endemic conditions,”

South Korea’s Newsis news agency on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, reported that the first Covid-19 outbreak in North Korea spread after a massive military parade in Pyongyang last April. The report was based on remarks by lawmakers who were briefed by South Korea’s spy agency.

Quoting the same lawmaker, Yonhap news agency reported, the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak had prompted North Korea to rethink its opponents so that North Korea could receive and distribute vaccines.

Earlier on Thursday 12 May 2022, Pyongyang confirmed an Omicron variant had been detected in North Korea. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has automatically ordered a nationwide lockdown.

North Korea held a military parade in Pyongyang on Monday, April 25, 2022. The event, to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the North Korean Armed Forces.

Since last Thursday, the number of Covid-19 cases detected in North Korea has continued to increase. Based on data from the country’s emergency epidemic prevention headquarters, North Korea’s state news agency KCNA reported that at least 262,270 people reported fever symptoms, and one additional person died on Wednesday night.

The data does not specify how many people have tested positive for the virus (Covid-19). North Korea has so far reported 1,978,230 people with fever symptoms and 63 deaths.

Various attempts have been made by North Korea since the lockdown. For example, mobilizing its military to distribute Covid-19 drugs and deploying more than 10,000 health workers to help track prospective patients.

WHO Emergency Director Mike Ryan said on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 that the high transmission rate of Covid-19 among unvaccinated people, such as in North Korea, has the potential to give rise to new variants. North Korea has sparked fears of a full-blown crisis due to a lack of vaccines and medical infrastructure.

South Korea has offered talks on Monday, May 16, 2022, to send medical supplies, including vaccines, masks and test kits, as well as technical cooperation. However, North Korea has not responded to this South Korean message.

North Korea is considered to have a fragile health system, even one of the worst in the world. In neighboring South Korea, there is no Covid-19 vaccine, anti-viral treatment or mass testing capacity.

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