North Korea recently announced its first-ever covid-19 case, and since then the country is battling a spread eerie fever.
While addressing the recent conference on Tuesday Mike Ryan, the World health organisation’s emergencies director said when he was asked about the covid-19 outbreak in North Korea that;
“Certainly it’s worrying if countries are not using the tools that are now available”.
Mike Ryan mentioned that the World health organisation(WHO) has continually raised concerns about and higher risk of new variants emerging.
WHO’s director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus insisted North Korea share data and information regarding the pandemic.
“WHO is deeply concerned at the risk of further spread of Covid-19 in the country particularly because the population is unvaccinated and many have underlying conditions putting them at risk of severe disease and death,” Ghebreyesus told reporters on Tuesday.
He also added that the WHO offered to provide technical support and supplies, tests, medicines and vaccines to help North Korea control the spread of Covid-19.