February 19, 2020
KCNA Uriminzokkiri (En)

DPRK Takes Measures to Check Novel Coronavirus Infection

Date: 07/02/2020 | Source: Uriminzokkiri (En) | Read original version at source

A campaign for thoroughly checking the novel coronavirus infection is in full swing in the DPRK.

With the national emergency anti-epidemic system in force, the central and provincial, city- and county-level emergency anti-epidemic headquarters, as well as industrial establishments and other units, are taking measures to prevent the novel coronavirus infection.

Officials in the public health sector are launching a campaign to arouse all the masses to the work for preventing its infection.

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

Jagang and North Hamgyong provinces are checking up on the passengers who have been to foreign countries and had contacts with foreigners and keep observation and examination of them while establishing checkpoints for scrutinizing at the crossings.

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.

Medical workers of all parts of the country, including South Phyongan, South Hwanghae and Ryanggang provinces, imbue people with consciousness of crisis of its infection by dint of various forms and methods and concentrate their efforts on hygienic and anti-epidemic propaganda calling for frequent ventilation, hand-washing and wearing masks, while taking necessary measures.

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