North Korea detects first suspected case of coronavirus

North Korea detects first suspected case of coronavirus

North Korea detects first suspected case of coronavirus
North Korea  has detected their first suspected case of coronavirus [Covid-19] since it began Wuhan, China, in December last year.

The North Korean leader Kim Jong Un convened an emergency meeting after the country's first suspected case of Covid-19 was reported, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Sunday morning local time.

KCNA reported that the infected individual illegally entered North Korea through Kaesong City on July 19 after defecting to South Korea three years ago. The patient has received medical checkups and has been quarantined, along with everyone the individual has been in contact with recently, KCNA reported.  

Kim Jong Un put isolation measures in place for regions around Kaesong and declared a state of emergency in one "relevant area," KCNA reported.

The country’s Central Military Commission will investigate the unit responsible for the illegal entry of the patient and "administer a severe punishment," KCNA reported.

More than 15.7 million coronavirus cases confirmed worldwide, with over 640000 deaths and 9 million recoveries. American medical experts are urging political leaders to shut down the United States to contain the pandemic after the country surpassed 4 million Covid-19 cases. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US's top infectious disease expert, said the Center for Disease Control has put out "a sound set of guidelines" on how to reopen schools safely this fall.
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