Tragic, the patients of coronavirus in North Korea are starving to death and suffering in deplorable conditions in quarantine jails. They are not diagnosed, they do not receive treatment for Covid-19 and they are forced to sleep on the floor.
Prisoners at the quarantine facilities have been complaining about hunger and extreme cold because there is no heating, a source told Daily NK, a Seoul-based news website run by defectors.
As cited News24xx.com from TOI, most of those banished to the hermit state’s nine quarantine facilities are ignored and held prisoner.
Before quarantine, some who arrived with only mild symptoms, such as a fever, ended up falling ill and dying of malnutrition.
A new report alleges amid a sharp rise in the number of North Koreans being placed in quarantine.
Before, Kim Jong-un’s brutal regime, which has outrageously claimed his country is virus-free.
It said cases are being detected in Pyongyang, but North Korea refuses to set up quarantine sites in the capital.
Instead, patients in Pyongyang are sent to a facility on an island.
When the pandemic began, there were unverified claims that Covid-19 patients had been executed.
Earlier this week, Kim ordered a tightening of state emergency anti-coronavirus systems as he appeared in public for the first time in almost a month.
North Korea had tested over 12,000 people and reported no confirmed cases of the coronavirus, as of early November, according to the World Health Organisation.
A total of 6,173 people, eight of whom were foreigners, were detected as suspected cases and 174 people were quarantined in the last week of October, the WHO said.