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Efforts Prioritized on Maintaining and Enhancing Anti-epidemic Stability in DPRK

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK

Pyongyang, July 16 (KCNA) -- The recent worldwide outbreak of a new COVID-19 sub-variant BA.2.75 following the spread of BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants calls for strengthening the anti-epidemic work and firmly solidifying the material and technical foundation to maintain and enhance the anti-epidemic stability of the country.

Every sector and unit across the country is putting primary efforts into further establishing an anti-epidemic atmosphere and firmly maintaining voluntary and active readiness against crises in coping with the outbreak and spread situation of the malignant epidemic disease in neighboring countries and regions.

In close liaison with scientific research institutions, the state emergency epidemic prevention headquarters is taking timely measures to reevaluate the epidemic spread situation of the country and control the overall anti-epidemic work actively and flexibly.

While ensuring promptness in treatment through the section doctor system, the emergency medical service system and the long-distance medical service system, the public health sector is solving issues arising in the selection and usage of and self-treatment with medicines according to various symptoms by sending more medical workers to relevant areas.

Research work to detect cases of the malignant virus and take measures against it is intensified.

Research is dynamically conducted at scientific research institutions to estimate the possibility of the outbreak and spread of the new COVID-19 sub-variant while work is being pushed ahead with to standardize the efficiency and properties of respective medicines based on analytical results of clinical examination carried out on more than ten kinds of already-developed antiviral medicines.

Work to completely stamp out gaps where various kinds of epidemic diseases can spread is stepped up by repairing, reinforcing and perfecting disinfection facilities in major areas and locations and controlling and managing them responsibly. -0-

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