Seoul. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other top officials discussed amendments to stringent anti-epidemic sanctions during a meeting on Sunday. Government media gave this information. However, he reiterated the claim that the outbreak of the Covid-19 wave that hit the country for the first time is decreasing. A meeting of North Korea's politburo suggested that harsh sanctions imposed after the Omicron outbreak this month be eased soon to deal with food and economic conditions.
The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said that during the meeting, Kim and other members of the bureau "made a positive assessment of controlling and improving the pandemic situation across the country". Given the current situation, studied the issue of implementing anti-epidemic rules and guidelines effectively and quickly coordinating them.
North Korea reported 89,500 new patients with fever symptoms on Sunday, bringing the total number of such patients in the country to 3.4 million. However, it did not say how many people died due to infection. The number of people who lost their lives due to infection in the country on Friday was 69 and the death rate was 0.002 percent. Many outside experts say North Korea is lowering the death toll in the country to save Kim from a political crisis, while the death toll is expected to be much higher.