This is reported by Deutsche Welle, citing the North Korean state news agency.

On May 12, North Korea reported the country's first patient with "fever", which foreign experts consider to be a coronavirus infection.

Before that, throughout the entire pandemic, Pyongyang claimed that there were no cases of the disease.

According to the state media, since the end of April, the total number of people infected with the "fever" in North Korea has exceeded 4.8 million people, and 74 patients have died.

Meanwhile, Kim Jong-un's sister reported that Kim Jong-un fell seriously ill during the "fever" epidemic in North Korea.

"Even though he was seriously ill with a high temperature, he could not lie down for a single moment thinking about the people he had to take care of in the anti-epidemic war," she said, accusing the South Korean authorities of "provoking infiltration » COVID-19 to North Korea.

  • According to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University, 587 million cases of COVID-19 have been registered in the world, and 6.4 million people have died.

    The most fatal cases were found in the USA (1.03 million), Brazil (680 thousand), India (526 thousand), Russia (375 thousand), Mexico (328 thousand).

  • According to official statistics, 994,000 people have contracted COVID-19 in Belarus, and 7,118 have died.

What you need to know about the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19

  • A previously unknown virus was discovered in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019.

  • The official name of the disease from the new coronavirus from China is COVID-19 (coronavirus disease).

  • The World Health Organization recommends staying away from people who sneeze and cough, washing your hands well, not eating poorly processed (undercooked or undercooked) meat, and limiting social contacts.

  • The World Health Organization has declared the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus infection in the world as a pandemic.

  • Manifestations of the coronavirus are similar to other acute viral diseases.

    It is accompanied by high temperature, fever and breathing difficulties, the patient may have a cough, lethargy, worsening of the general condition;

    can cause bronchitis and pneumonia.

  • Coronaviruses are a family of more than 30 viruses that were first isolated in 1965.

    They affect people, domestic animals, pigs, cattle, birds and are capable of provoking damage to the respiratory system, gastrointestinal tract, and nervous system.

    The infection is known to spread from person to person.

    Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath.

    Since these symptoms are similar to many other respiratory diseases, additional screening is necessary.

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