The government has previously decided to distribute medicines from national stocks. But its distribution through pharmacies would not go well, according to Kim. The North Korean leader says pharmacies are not well equipped to perform their duties smoothly.
There are no medicine storage areas other than the display cases, and the vendors don’t have proper sanitary clothes. Reason for Kim to deploy the ‘strong forces’ of the army’s medical corps to ‘stabilize the supply of medicines in Pyongyang’.
North Korea today reported that an additional 392,920 residents have been diagnosed with fever symptoms. Eight people with fever have died, state news agency KCNA said.
How many of the new cases have tested positive for Covid-19 has not been disclosed. The day before, the country reported nearly 300,000 new cases and 15 deaths.
North Korea officially recognized an infection with the corona virus for the first time on Thursday. A day later, the first death from the virus was reported. According to KCNA, a mysterious fever has been circulating in the country since the end of April.
It is not known whether people also tested positive for corona. According to experts, North Korea lacks the capacity to test on a large scale.