North Korea confirmed this Sunday the detection of 296,180 new cases and 15 deaths linked to the coronavirus, forcing the government to communicate a general confinement to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
North Korea reports 21 deaths from coronavirus
According to the official KCNA news agency, to date the country has registered 820,620 infections, of which 496,030 have recovered, 42 deaths and 324,550 people are receiving medical treatment.
As a measure to try to control the epidemic, KCNA reported that President Kim Jong Un decreed the general confinement of all North Korean provinces and major cities.
The Pyongyang authorities indicated that they had detected the Omicron subvariant BA.2 of the coronavirus that has spread throughout the world in the last six months and has led the Asian country to declare the maximum health emergency.
North Korea reported last Thursday the detection of the first cases of coronavirus, almost two years after the pandemic.