DPRK Takes Measures to Check Novel Coronavirus Infection


A campaign for thoroughly checking the novel coronavirus infection is underway in every direction in the DPRK.

All the units including the central and all provincial, city and county emergency anti-epidemic headquarters established under the unified guidance of a state emergency anti-epidemic system as well as institutions and enterprises are taking measures to prevent the novel coronavirus infection.

The Party organizations at all levels and officials in the public health sector are launching a campaign to arouse all the masses to the work for preventing the novel coronavirus infection.

North Phyongan and Kangwon provinces placed large electronic displays and sent loudspeaker vans to public places in order to inform in detail the citizens of the spread routes of the epidemics, symptoms and preventive measures, and are providing enough conditions for an immediate quarantine and medical treatment in case those suspected of infection are found.

Jagang and North Hamgyong provinces are checking up on the passengers who come from foreign countries and had contacts with foreign nationals and keep observation and examination of them while establishing checkpoints at the crossings for a scrutinizing.

Public health organs including North Hwanghae Provincial People's Hospital set up checkpoints at many places and see to it that the demand for anti-epidemic norm is observed in sterilizing medical appliances and burning up pathogenic waste.

Health workers of all parts of the country including South Phyongan, South Hwanghae and Ryanggang provinces imbue people with consciousness of crisis of the infectious disease in various forms and ways and concentrate their efforts on hygienic and anti-epidemic propaganda calling for frequent ventilation, hand-washing and wearing mask, taking necessary measures.

Rodong Sinmun