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Anti-Epidemic System Bolstered in DPRK

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK

Pyongyang, June 26 (KCNA) -- The emergency anti-epidemic work in the DPRK is now focused on preventing the spread of the pandemic diseases that may break out due to seasonal factors.

The central emergency anti-epidemic sector takes timely measures to perfectly prevent and eliminate the occurrence and root cause of the enteric epidemic during the rainy season, while pushing ahead with the work for establishing and applying the efficient treating tactics and methods for rapidly coping with any sudden crisis.

It distributes the modified references and guides concerning the measures for treating and preventing the enteric epidemic to different parts of the country, while strengthening the preliminary observation of diseases and taking scrupulous steps for preventive inoculations.

Given that new Omicron coronavirus sub-variants rapidly spread in neighboring countries and regions and seasonal diseases may occur, it revs up the public anti-epidemic atmosphere by transferring necessary information to the emergency anti-epidemic units.

Measures are taken to preferentially and quickly provide the units on guard for blockade with anti-epidemic materials along with scientific confirmation of the amount of necessary medicaments and anti-epidemic materials in case of the outbreak of a crisis.

A clinical trial for introducing new antibody test methods and paper is underway and the work for turning the test rooms at hygienic and anti-epidemic centers across the country into the ones appropriate to the standard biological security level is being promoted at the final stage.

Emergency anti-epidemic units at all levels draw up the emergency work system and emergency action program and properly assign tasks so as to perfect the ability to curb and eliminate the epidemic immediately.

They turn all anti-epidemic posts into the ones capable of fulfilling their emergency anti-epidemic duty even in the rainy season, learn about the operation of disinfectant production facilities at industrial establishments, residential districts and passenger service units, and make sure that the quality of disinfectants is ensured.

The units involved in blockade duty enforce the strict section system and responsibility system and obviate imperfection in the light of natural, geographical and seasonal factors.

Farms across the country conduct an intensive medical checkup and sterilization of volunteers and responsibly quarantine and treat fever cases in a scientific way.

The urban management sector eradicates the source of infection in time and work hard to provide citizens with hygienic and cultured conditions and environment.

Every province, city and county regularly collects and tests water at the spots with epidemic risk and strives to stamp out the spread of the malignant virus.

Epizootic prevention posts across the country timely inform the relevant organs of the problems arising in the epidemiological surveillance on domestic animals to take measures. -0-

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