The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the epidemiological situation is deteriorating in North Korea, which is facing a wave of Covid-19, and deplores the lack of information and cooperation from the Pyongyang authorities, which in turn ensures that the number of cases of "fever" decreases, reports Le Figaro.
"At this moment, we cannot make an adequate assessment of the situation on the ground. We assume that things are getting worse, not getting better", said Dr. Michael Ryan, in charge of emergency situations at the WHO, at a press conference in Geneva on Wednesday.
He stressed that it was very difficult to provide a "correct analysis", given that the WHO did not have the necessary data. Ryan explained that the WHO has the same information that Pyongyang has shared with the rest of the world.
3.7 million registered cases
North Korea has a total of 3.7 million cases of Covid-19, and North Korean authorities are officially talking only about "fever," said Dr. Maria van Kerkhove, who is responsible for managing the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. WHO.
The state news agency KCNA wrote that the number of "fever" cases fell for the seventh day in a row, with North Korea registering just over 100,000 new cases on Friday, down from 390,000 daily cases reported in early May.