People in North Korea trapped in famine and pandemic

Posted : 2022-05-19 08:35 Updated : 2022-05-20 22:20
Members of the North Korean army supply medicines to residents at a pharmacy, amid growing fears over the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo released by Kyodo on May 18, 2022. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS



A photo released by the official North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C) wearing a face mask while inspecting a pharmacy in Pyongyang, North Korea, 15 May 2022 (issued 16 May 2022). On 15 May, Kim held an emergency consultative meeting of the political bureau of the Workers' Party at the headquarters of the party's Central Committee in Pyongyang. In the meeting, Kim ordered the mobilization of soldiers to stabilize the supply of medicine in the capital. EPA/KCNA

A photo released by the official North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korean soldiers gathering to pledge to complete their mission to supply medicine to pharmacies amid the nation's anti-epidemic campaign; at the Ministry of National
Defense in Pyongyang, North Korea, 16 May 2022 (issued 17 May 2022). The Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea ordered the military medical field to supply medicine to pharmacies under the 24-hour service system. EPA/KCNA


A photo released by the official North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korean soldiers gathering to pledge to complete their mission to supply medicine to pharmacies amid the nation's anti-epidemic campaign; at the Ministry of National Defense in Pyongyang, North Korea, 16 May 2022 (issued 17 May 2022). EP/KCNA


This photo shows a general view of the Ryomyong street in Pyongyang, North Korea Monday, May 16, 2022. North Korea restricted movement in Pyongyang and other cities last week to stop the spread of the virus. AP



An employee of Pyongyang Dental Hygiene Products Factory disinfects the floor of a dinning room as the state increased measures to stop the spread of illness in Pyongyang, North Korea Monday, May 16, 2022. AP


A truck carrying vegetables for distribution to households runs, amid growing fears over the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo taken on May 16, 2022 and released by Kyodo on May 17, 2022. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS


Employees of a greengrocery in Mirae Scientists Street carry cabbages to supply to residents staying home as the state increased measures to stop the spread of illness in Pyongyang, North Korea Monday, May 16, 2022. AP


An employees of Pyongyang Dental Hygiene Products Factory produces toothpaste for citizens as the state increased measures to stop the spread of illness in Pyongyang, North Korea Monday, May 16, 2022. AP


Employees of the Medicament Management Office of the Daesong District in Pyongyang provide medicine to residents as the state increases measures to stop the spread of illness in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, May 16, 2022. AP


An employee of Songyo Knitwear Factory in Songyo district disinfects the work floor in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, May 18, 2022, after Kim Jong Un said Tuesday his party would treat the country's outbreak under the state emergency. North Korea said Wednesday more than a million people have already recovered from suspected COVID-19 just a week after disclosing an outbreak it appears to be trying to manage in isolation as global experts express deep concern about the public health threat. AP


An employee of Songyo Knitwear Factory wearing a face mask works to produce knitted goods in Songyo district in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, May 18, 2022. AP


A photo released by the official North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on 18 May 2022 shows staff disinfecting Pyongyang station in an anti-epidemic prevention campaign to curb the current coronavirus disease (COVID-19) health crisis in Pyongyang, North Korea. EPA/KCNA


A sign is seen on a street closed to traffic, amid growing fears over the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo released by Kyodo on May 18, 2022. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS