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(Seoul = Yonhap News) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un personally inspected pharmacies in downtown Pyongyang after holding an emergency council related to the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) on the 15th, Chosun Central TV reported on the 16th. Chairman Kim is wearing two masks and looking around a pharmacy.[조선중앙TV 화면] 2022.5.16 [국내에서만 사용 가능. 재배포 금지. For Use Only in the Republic of Korea. No Redistribution] nkphoto@yna.co.kr

(Washington = Yonhap News) Correspondent Kim Kyung-hee = Major U.S. media outlets are keeping an eye on North Korea’s new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) situation every day.

The Washington Post (WP), CNN, ABC, and other media reported on the 16th (local time) that the cumulative death toll from Corona 19 in North Korea reached 50 and the cumulative number of people with fever reached 1.21 million. We reported in detail the situation of the pandemic.

The U.S. media reported that North Korea first confirmed the fact that Corona 19 occurred on the 12th and reported the progress so far in real-time, and is concerned that, considering the fact that North Korea’s medical system is in a state of collapse, a huge loss of life can occur.

In particular, on this day, the fact that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un strongly criticized the chief of the Central Prosecutor’s Office and others for failing to supply COVID-19-related medicines in a timely manner and issued a special order to deploy the military was highlighted.

“Chairman Kim convened an emergency council on the 15th to criticize the slow supply of medicines,” the WP said.

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“Experts outside North Korea have long doubted the claim that there are no cases of COVID-19 in North Korea,” he said, referring to the fact that North Korea held a military parade just before officially acknowledging the fact that it had occurred.

CNN broadcast pointed out that Chairman Kim even mobilized the military to respond to COVID-19, saying, “This poor country is struggling to respond to ‘the most serious emergency’.”

CNN also aired an interview with doctors treating Corona 19 patients on Chosun Central TV last weekend, and said that doctors recommended taking Cheongshim Hwan along with drugs such as ibuprofen to the infected.

“Chairman Kim criticized the slow delivery of medicines and ordered military mobilization,” ABC News reported.

“North Korea has announced eight additional deaths,” NBC broadcaster said. “If attempts to slow the spread of the virus fail, experts are concerned that there could be serious consequences, given the country’s fragile health care facilities.” explained

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