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Epidemic Spread and Treatment Results in DPRK
According to information of the state emergency anti-epidemic headquarters, no new COVID-19 fever cases were reported from 18:00 of August 8 to 18:00 of August 9 throughout the country.
National Meeting of Reviewing Emergency Anti-epidemic Work Held
All the people of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) are dynamically opening up a new phase of the comprehensive development of socialism and the building of the state anti-epidemic capability full of confidence and optimism about sure victory, successfully securing the favorable situation in the war against the malignant pandemic disease under the leadership of the great Party Central Committee.
In the course of putting an end to the severest pandemic-brought health crisis ever after the foundation of the country, the leadership and fighting efficiency of the Party and justice and scientific accuracy of the state anti-epidemic policy have been more clearly proved, the politico-ideological superiority of the Korean-style socialist system and the organizing ability and the might of unity peculiar to it fully displayed, and the people's trust in the Party Central Committee and their revolutionary faith and fighting will further deepened.
A national meeting of reviewing the emergency anti-epidemic work, convened by the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and the Cabinet of the DPRK, took place in the capital city of Pyongyang on Wednesday.
Kim Jong Un, General Secretary of the WPK and President of the State Affairs of the DPRK, guided the meeting.
When the respected General Secretary appeared at the platform of the venue of the meeting, all the participants broke into enthusiastic cheers for him, peerless leader, who has vigorously led the Party, state and people to the final victory of the great anti-epidemic war with his tireless and devoted efforts and noble love for the future, out of his heavy duty for taking care of the destiny of the country and the people.
Attending the meeting were Kim Tok Hun, Member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK, Vice-President of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and Premier of the Cabinet, Pak Jong Chon, Member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau and secretary of the C.C., WPK, and Ri Il Hwan, comrades Pak Thae Song, Kim Yo Jong, Ri Chang Dae, Pak Su Il, Kim Yong Hwan and other senior officials of the Party and the government, officials in the anti-epidemic and public health sectors, the Party representatives and members of the Party guidance teams dispatched to border areas, commanding officers of the army units performing the blockade duty, members of the emergency anti-epidemic commands at all levels, the volunteers who contributed to the emergency anti-epidemic work, and officials of the relevant departments of the Party Central Committee.
Comrade Ri Yong Gil and officials in the emergency anti-epidemic sector of the Ministry of National Defence were present at the meeting.
The national anthem of the DPRK was solemnly played.
The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un made an important speech at the historic meeting that declares victory in the maximum emergency anti-epidemic campaign.
After making a general analysis of the anti-epidemic situation that has been encountered since the activation of the maximum emergency anti-epidemic system, he, on behalf of the Party Central Committee and the government of the DPRK, solemnly declared the victory in the maximum emergency anti-epidemic campaign for exterminating the novel coronavirus that had made inroads into our territory and protecting the lives and health of the people. He also offered warm congratulations and greetings of thanks to the people and the service personnel of the People's Army across the country who successfully concluded the great anti-epidemic campaign.
Affirming that the priceless victory gained by us constitutes the victory of our Party's anti-epidemic policy, the victory of our state's counter-crisis strategy, the victory of the tenacity and the single-minded unity peculiar to our people and the great victory brought by the advantageous Korean-style socialist system, he highly praised the workers in the anti-epidemic and public health sectors across the country and army medics for having dedicated all their strength, wisdom and sincerity to the hard and active work for bringing earlier the victory in the maximum emergency anti-epidemic campaign for protecting the security of the state and the people's wellbeing from the grave health crisis.
Analyzing and reviewing the invaluable successes, experience and lessons gained and drawn in the efforts for ceaselessly carrying out this year's plans in agricultural, constructional and key industrial sectors and for maintaining smooth progress in the overall state work under the emergency crisis situation, he clarified the principles and important tasks to be fulfilled in further consolidating the victory in the maximum emergency anti-epidemic campaign, maintaining the steel-strong anti-epidemic barrier and intensifying the anti-epidemic work until the end of the global health crisis.
Calling on the participants to creditably guarantee the security of the state and the people and dynamically accelerate the great historic cause for the comprehensive development of Korean-style socialism with firm conviction and optimism in our struggle and future, he wished all the most esteemed and beloved people good health and all the families across the country wellbeing.
When the General Secretary of the WPK concluded his speech, all the participants raised thunderous cheers of "Hurrah!" repeatedly, recollecting in tears the great exploits and devoted service for the people he has made to bring about a shining victory to be etched in history, steering the great and acute anti-epidemic war in the van with his death-defying will for the people's happiness and wellbeing.
The meeting heard a report made by Kim Tok Hun, Member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK, Vice-President of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and premier of the Cabinet.
Then, Ri Chung Gil, Department Director of the C.C., WPK who is Commander of the State Emergency Anti-Epidemic Headquarters, Kim Yong Hwan, Chief Secretary of the Pyongyang City Committee of the WPK who is Commander of the Pyongyang City Emergency Anti-Epidemic Division, Ri Yong Gil, Minister of National Defence who is Deputy Commander of the Emergency Anti-Epidemic Division of the Ministry of National Defence, Ri Song Hak, Vice-Premier of the Cabinet, and Kim Yo Jong, Vice Department Director of the WPK Central Committee, took the floor.
Saying with pride that our country had prevented the inroads of the malignant virus for two years and three months to hit a new record in the history of the anti-epidemic work despite the global health crisis and that it restored the complete stability in the anti-epidemic work in a short period, the reporter and speakers stressed this is a miracle unprecedented in the world's public health history.
They recalled that the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee led by the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un, in its capacity as the de facto general headquarters for the anti-epidemic work, had led the anti-epidemic war to a great victory by focusing all the manpower, materials and sci-tech forces of the country on the anti-epidemic work after turning it into a sacred war for protection of the people just since the outbreak of the most serious emergency in which the malignant virus made inroads into the country.
Noting that the remarkable success in the great anti-epidemic war is the brilliant victory of the Party Central Committee's outstanding and seasoned guiding ability and of the people remaining faithful to the Party's idea and leadership, they extended warmest thanks in reflection of all the people's unanimous desire to the General Secretary who has reliably defended the security of the country and the people's wellbeing in the unprecedented health crisis.
They expressed their resolutions to demonstrate the dignity and might of our state to the full by thoroughly carrying into practice the new orientation of the anti-epidemic policy and tasks set forth by the Party Central Committee and putting spurs to the struggle for the comprehensive development of Korean-style socialist construction, keeping in mind the unshakable faith that only victory and glory are always in store on the road of following the General Secretary.
The national meeting of reviewing the emergency anti-epidemic work, held under the guidance of the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un, served as a grand gathering of the victors who demonstrated once again the power and spirit of heroic Korea vigorously advancing toward the bright future of Korean-style socialism in the face of any tempests of history, closely rallied in one mind around the great Party Central Committee, and as an important occasion for opening up a new development stage in building up the state anti-epidemic capability.
President of State Affairs Kim Jong Un makes speech at national meeting for reviewing emergency anti-epidemic work
The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un made a speech at the national meeting for reviewing the emergency anti-epidemic work held on the 10th.
He summarized and analyzed the anti-epidemic situation up to now since the effectuation of the top-class emergency anti-epidemic system and, on behalf of the Party Central Committee and the government of the DPRK, solemnly declared a victory in the top-class emergency anti-epidemic campaign to eradicate novel corona virus that infiltrated into the territory of the country and protect the lives and health of the people. He extended warm congratulations and thanks to the people and service personnel of the People's Army across the country who victoriously concluded the recent anti-epidemic campaign.
He said the precious victory we achieved is the victory of our Party's anti-epidemic policy, the victory of our state's strategy for coping with crisis, the victory of staunchness and firm unity peculiar to our people and the great victory brought by the superiority of the socialist system of our style. He highly praised the officials in the anti-epidemic and public health sectors across the country and army doctors who worked hard devoting all their strength, wisdom and sincerity to hasten the victory in the top-class emergency anti-epidemic campaign for defending the security of the state and people from serious health crisis.
Comrade Kim Jong Un analyzed and reviewed the valuable successes, experiences and lesson gained in accelerating all the works planned this year without stop in the fields of agriculture, construction and major industries and smoothly ensuring the overall state affairs despite the emergency crisis. He clarified the principle and major tasks for further consolidating the victory in the recent top-class emergency anti-epidemic campaign and firmly strengthening the anti-epidemic barrier and conducting the anti-epidemic work with high intensity until the worldwide health crisis is terminated.
He called for powerfully accelerating the historic cause of reliably guaranteeing the security of the state and people and achieving the overall development of socialism of our style with full confidence in and optimism for our struggle and future, and wished good health and peace to the most respected and beloved people and all families across the country.
DPRK Premier Makes Report at National Meeting of Reviewing Emergency Anti-Epidemic Work
Kim Tok Hun, Premier of the Cabinet of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, made a report at the national meeting of reviewing the emergency anti-epidemic work.
Noting that our country hit a new record in the world history of anti-epidemic work by preventing the inroads of the malignant virus for 27 months amid the global health crisis, and restored the complete stability in the anti-epidemic work within some 80 days, the reporter said that it is a miracle unprecedented in the world health history brought about by our Party and people under the outstanding guidance of the great leader.
The days of the great anti-epidemic war, conducted from last May when the most serious emergency case, in which the malignant virus made inroads into our country, occurred, were a stirring period during which the Workers' Party of Korea Central Committee's noble intention that the Party must defend the destiny of the country and the safety of the peoples' lives without fail, was demonstrated at the highest level, the reporter said, adding:
The Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee, as the de facto general anti-epidemic headquarters, had convened tens of major Party meetings since the state anti-epidemic work was switched over to the maximum emergency anti-epidemic system. It learned about the problems arising in the anti-epidemic work directly on the spot, concentrated the labor, material and sci-tech forces of the country on the anti-epidemic work and stabilized the anti-epidemic situation at an early date.
The respected General Secretary Kim Jong Un gave instructions to activate the maximum emergency anti-epidemic system in the state anti-epidemic work at the 8th Political Bureau Meeting of the 8th Party Central Committee in May last and clearly indicated the principles, tasks and ways to cope with the sudden health crisis, including the issue of enforcing the regional and inter-unit lockdown and perfectly checking the inroads of the malignant virus.
All the people, encouraged by his outstanding leadership and indefatigable devotion, turned out as one in the anti-epidemic campaign with high sense of responsibility that they are in direct charge of the anti-epidemic work during the maximum emergency anti-epidemic period. In this course, the climate of unconditionally obeying the anti-epidemic policies of the Party and the state and voluntarily observing the anti-epidemic regulations and rules was thoroughly established and the social anti-epidemic atmosphere grew stronger.
True to the special order by the WPK Central Military Commission, during the great anti-epidemic war, the medics of the People's Army, dispatched to the forefront of the emergency anti-epidemic campaign in the capital city, dedicated themselves to supplying the medicines from the motherly Party to the citizens as quickly and correctly as possible, while doing more things for the good of the people to fully demonstrate the popular character of the Party's revolutionary army and further deepen the friendly feelings with the people.
Numerous medical workers across the country, emulating the fighting spirit displayed by the medics of the People's Army, devoted themselves to treating citizens while lodging on the spot during the maximum emergency anti-epidemic system, and 2 400 persons with a career in the public health sector voluntarily engaged themselves in the medical service to conclude the fight against the malignant virus as soon as possible.
Displayed among many officials and working people were such good virtues as sending medicines, anti-epidemic materials, food and funds to anti-epidemic, curative and preventive organs, families of war veterans and disabled soldiers and households in difficulties and hardship. At least 8 000 various service teams were organized across the country and more than 30 000 volunteers visited households to supply food, medicines and daily necessities.
The anti-epidemic and public health sectors flexibly coordinated the anti-epidemic measures to cope with the ever-changing global spread of the malignant virus, developed new test technologies, enhanced the test capabilities, established treatment methods suited to our people's constitutional characters and our country's specific conditions and took thoroughgoing measures to ensure the promptness, correctness, safety and efficiency in the supply of medicines, thus contributing to checking the spread of the pandemic disease and minimizing the number of casualties.
As a result, our country defused within 80 odd days the health crisis brought by the pandemic disease that had caused more than 390 000 daily fever cases at the maximum early after the activation of the maximum emergency anti-epidemic system. Moreover, it restored the favorable anti-epidemic situation with the fatality rate remaining at the lowest of the world, 0.0016 percent, a surprising success.
With his insight into the serious situation, in which it was impossible to supply enough food to the people and the economy of the country was on the verge of doldrums due to the lockdown of every province, city and county and to the lack of raw and other materials supply in the early period of the pandemic-brought health crisis, the General Secretary made sure that an emergency instruction of the Cabinet was issued to ceaselessly carry on the immediate economic work, setting it as a top priority task to thoroughly ensure the health, safety of lives and convenience of the people.
Thus, all the sectors of socialist construction, including metal, chemical, electric, coal and light industrial, agricultural and construction sectors waged a dynamic struggle while taking proper measures to establish a well-regulated work system and order as required by the maximum emergency anti-epidemic system and push forward the production and construction without cease. Consequently, marked progress was made in carrying out their national economic plans, pushing ahead with farming processes as scheduled and finishing the structural construction of 10 000 flats in the Hwasong area and the Ryonpho Greenhouse Farm as planned.
The proud successes made in the period of the maximum emergency anti-epidemic campaign are a brilliant fruition of the far-sighted wisdom and outstanding and experienced leadership of the General Secretary, and precious gains of our people who displayed fervent patriotism and loyalty and made tireless efforts with a strong will, firmly trusting and following him only.
Noting that we are now faced with the responsible and huge militant tasks to successfully attain this year's struggle goal for implementing the decisions of the Party Congress and dynamically open up a new phase of the state development, the reporter continued:
What is most important in the state emergency anti-epidemic work is to more thoroughly establish the monolithic leadership system of the Party Central Committee.
It is necessary to firmly equip all the people with the anti-epidemic policy of our Party, definitely turn the anti-epidemic work into an all-people work and thoroughly observe the anti-epidemic rules in the work and production activities in order to expand the successes in the grand anti-epidemic campaign and creditably ensure the socialist construction and the security of the country.
We should also further round off the anti-epidemic mechanism and system to perfectly curb and terminate the outbreak, influx and spread of any pandemic disease, intensify the state-backed investment and support for the anti-epidemic sector and firmly consolidate the material and technical foundations for proactively coping with any threat and challenge.
We should tighten the closure of border, frontline and coastline and keep maximum vigilance to prevent any slight gap or defect in the anti-epidemic work given that the global health crisis gets worse with the emergence of different coronavirus sub-variants and the outbreak of other pandemic diseases like monkeypox to threaten the life of humankind and the south Korean puppet regime gets more undisguised in its despicable and vicious moves to inject the malignant virus again into our territory.
All the sectors and units should conduct the operation and guidance for economic construction and improvement of the people's living standard proactively and minutely in accordance with the changed anti-epidemic situation and objective and subjective conditions by depending on the precious successes gained in the anti-epidemic work in order to implement this year's national economic plans without fail and powerfully accelerate the comprehensive development of socialist construction.
The reporter called upon all to put spurs to the struggle for enhancing the state anti-epidemic capacity and comprehensively developing the Korean-style socialist construction by dint of irresistible might of single-minded unity with firm faith that victory and glory are always in store on the road of following the respected General Secretary, and thus reliably defend the security of the country and the people and demonstrate before the world the dignity and might of the DPRK.
Speech of Commander of State Emergency Anti-epidemic Headquarters
Ri Chung Gil, Department Director of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea who is commander of the state emergency anti-epidemic headquarters, made a speech at the National Meeting of Reviewing the Emergency Anti-epidemic Work.
He referred to the fact that the respected General Secretary Kim Jong Un declared the state anti-epidemic work as a war against COVID-19 and the primary state work, made the state focus all its efforts on the work and took preemptive blockade step and intense anti-epidemic measures unprecedented in the world while establishing a commanding system like the army in the epidemic prevention work.
He said that the General Secretary indicated the orientation and ways for coping with the health crisis created in the country by switching the state anti-epidemic work over to the maximum emergency anti-epidemic system and led the state emergency anti-epidemic headquarters to remain faithful to its main duty.
In the maximum emergency anti-epidemic period, the public anti-epidemic atmosphere have been further improved and the validity, serve-the-people spirit and transparency of the anti-epidemic policies set forth by the Party and government and the potential power of the state controlling the public health crisis by its own effort have been fully demonstrated, he noted, and went on:
Under the guidance of the Party Central Committee, the state emergency anti-epidemic headquarters had minimized the spread of the epidemic while actively coordinating such anti-epidemic measures as regional lockdown and unit isolation and opening and rapidly and correctly grasped and controlled the nationwide spread of the epidemic in a stable way by developing and introducing advanced and scientific test and diagnosis systems, including the technology of antibody test and the COVID-19 spread control system.
Consequently, our country created a world miracle in the control of epidemic crisis with the results that 4 700 000 fevered persons by malignant pandemic had been completely recovered within three months after the operation of the maximum emergency anti-epidemic system and the fatality rate was 0.0016 percent.
Such miracle being lauded by the world as a mystery of the 21st century and a legendary reality is a brilliant outcome of the General Secretary's self-sacrificing devotion and wise leadership.
The state emergency anti-epidemic headquarters will focus all its efforts on the work to further expand the valuable achievements made in the anti-epidemic campaign thanks to the single-minded unity between the Party and the people and build up the firm state anti-epidemic capability to initiatively and successfully cope with any health crisis.
It will thoroughly check the inroads of COVID-19 variants by perfectly locking down the front, borderline and coastal areas, sea and air while prioritizing the work to firmly cement the anti-epidemic barrier in the capital city where the Party Central Committee, the supreme general staff of the revolution, is located, grasp and control the public opinion, paying high-alert attention to a groundless rumor harmful to the emergency anti-epidemic work.
Always mindful that the scientific epidemic prevention is guaranteed by scientific test, it will take decisive steps to enhance the nationwide test density and the correctness and scientific accuracy of test to the maximum and push ahead with the development and production of medicines based on ultra-modern technology such as biotechnology and the work to strengthen the technical forces, material foundation and mechanism in the anti-epidemic sector so as to sensitively cope with not only the current health crisis but also any future epidemic threat and challenge.
The speaker pledged to fulfill his heavy duty before the Party and the state in invariably and creditably carrying forward the brilliant tradition of our state which brought about greater victory in the current anti-epidemic campaign, always cherishing the great trust and expectation of the General Secretary who entrusted to him the state anti-epidemic work decisive of the destiny of the country and the people.
Speech of Commander of Pyongyang City Emergency Anti-epidemic Division
Kim Yong Hwan, Сhief Secretary of the Pyongyang City Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea who doubles as commander of the Pyongyang City emergency anti-epidemic division, made a speech at the national meeting of reviewing the emergency anti-epidemic work.
He said that the reality, in which the sudden health crisis created in the country was defused in less than three months, would have been unthinkable without the wise leadership of the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un, who devotedly defended the safety of the country and wellbeing of the people in the van of the anti-epidemic campaign.
He referred to the fact that Comrade Kim Jong Un convened meetings of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee one after another despite evening and dawn, worrying about the life and safety of the people, took measures to lock down every region of the capital city and block every unit by switching the state anti-epidemic work over to the maximum emergency anti-epidemic system, established the regular counter-crisis system and order and gave detailed instructions even on the supply of medicines and treatment methods and measures for ensuring the people's living.
He stressed that the General Secretary's love served as tonics for overcoming the health crisis and as a source of turning the whole country into a large flower garden of loyalty and virtues.
He recalled that under the wise guidance of the General Secretary, thousands of blockade posts were established in a few days to thoroughly ensure the regional lockdown and inter-unit isolation, more than 23 000 medical workers and students of medical universities and even those with career as a medical worker had turned out as one in the anti-epidemic campaign and the intensive medical examination and checkup had been conducted every day to quarantine and treat fevered persons.
The inhabitants in the capital city would say that wherever a disaster happens, immorality and corruption and jungle law get rampant and sigh of misfortune and despair are heard, but the Pyongyangites have grown stronger and more harmonious while overcoming the health crisis, more loudly praising the General Secretary and the WPK and Korean-style socialism, the speaker said, adding:
During the maximum emergency anti-epidemic system, the citizens in the capital city suffered from temporary hardship in their living, but they came to cherish the stronger faith that they will have nothing to fear even though they face any ordeal and trial and they will surely win victory as they are led by the General Secretary.
The speaker pledged to further cement the anti-epidemic barrier in the capital city by intensifying the anti-epidemic campaign to make the officials, Party members and working people thoroughly be on their guard against laxity and carelessness and strictly and voluntarily observe the anti-epidemic disciplines and order until the total end of the global pandemic.
Minister of National Defence Makes Speech at National Meeting of Reviewing Emergency Anti-Epidemic Work
Ri Yong Gil, minister of National Defence of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea who is deputy commander of the emergency anti-epidemic division of the Ministry of National Defence, made a speech at the National Meeting of Reviewing the Emergency Anti-epidemic Work.
He said that the DPRK has achieved successes in checking the spread of malignant virus in a short period and stabilizing the anti-epidemic situation, adding that this is entirely thanks to the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un who has led in the van the anti-epidemic campaign unprecedented in history and his great exploits will go down for all ages along with the history of the country.
He went on:
Even commanding officers of the Korean People's Army felt extremely uneasy about the unexpected crisis when they heard a report that the 8th Meeting of the Political Bureau of the 8th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) was immediately convened on May 12 and the most serious emergency case of the state - a crack was made on our emergency epidemic prevention front which had been firmly defended for two years and three months from February, 2020 - occurred.
At that time the respected General Secretary Kim Jong Un indicated anti-epidemic guidelines and struggle stratagems for promptly curbing and controlling the epidemic spread and holding the sure initiative in the anti-epidemic campaign since the outbreak of the first COVID-19 fever case and dispatched KPA service personnel to the forefront of the all-out anti-epidemic campaign.
900 days have passed since the first outbreak of COVID-19 in the world but there has been no such precedent in any other countries hit by the pandemic disease and even those boasting of their developed medical science as curbing the contagious disease rapidly and simultaneously spreading in all areas and restoring the stable anti-epidemic situation within a short period of some 80 days.
The speaker expressed his will to fully discharge his responsibility in correctly implementing the anti-epidemic measures taken by the Party and the state, bearing in mind that he is a defender of the forefront of the emergency anti-epidemic campaign.
He expressed his will to fully awaken all the service personnel to the fact that the hard-won precious successes gained in the anti-epidemic work would be spoiled a moment if they slack even a moment in the favorable anti-epidemic situation so that they would fully display the traits of unconditional obedience and devoted implementation in the struggle for thoroughly checking the inroads of the malignant virus.
He also evinced his will to make all efforts in order to firmly consolidate the forefront of defending the country, guarantee the victory of the anti-epidemic campaign with arms, fulfill our guard duty in the areas near the front, border, coasts, the sea and air, in particular, and to ensure that there would be neither security gap in national defence nor defect in the anti-epidemic work.
Speech of Vice-Premier of DPRK Cabinet at National Meeting of Reviewing Emergency Anti-Epidemic Work
Ri Song Hak, Vice-Premier of the DPRK Cabinet, made a speech at the national meeting of reviewing the emergency anti-epidemic work.
He said that the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un instructed to establish a crisis management system automatically operated and enforced under the epidemic situation after perfectly eradicating defects latent in the public health sector.
He stressed that the respected General Secretary Kim Jong Un held it as the top-priority tasks to completely defuse the public health crisis and lay a powerful foundation for durably ensuring the safety of the people's life at major Party meetings at a grave time when the most serious emergency case of the state occurred, indicating orientations and methods for them.
The respected General Secretary gave precious instructions on all the matters arising in the improvement of the people's living standard and economic work including the need for the economic guidance officials to press ahead with the food supply for the people and the ceaseless production and construction as well as the medicine supply and treatment of patients during the maximum emergency anti-epidemic period, the speaker said, adding: The instructions served as an inspiring banner and driving power for our officials to successfully fulfill their responsibility and role in the emergency anti-epidemic work.
Thanks to his wise leadership and devotion to the country and the people, the public health sector could immediately correct its mistakes of failing in taking proper measures to timely supply medicines to the people and properly operate dispensaries though it was confused by the sudden inroads of the malignant virus and could dynamically work out plans and conduct guidance to initiatively tide over the prevailing crisis while establishing a regular work system of coping with the public health crisis, making pharmaceutical factories realize the local production of medicines imported from other countries and develop a real-time PCR test equipment and reagent our own way.
The respected General Secretary wisely led the work for strongly propelling the all-people grand march for implementing the decisions of the Party Congress under the prolonged emergency anti-epidemic situation.
He expressed the determination and will of the Party Central Committee to push forward with the economic construction and provide the people with more stabilized and improved living conditions at the plenary meetings of the Party Central Committee, made sure that the military airport was used for importing materials indispensable to the economic construction and the people's living while strengthening the emergency anti-epidemic work when the country's economy was stagnant due to the world health crisis, and organized strong joint commands in Pyongyang, provinces, cities and counties.
It was clearly proved once again that the valuable successes made in defusing the ever-worst health crisis, conducting the economic work and ensuring the people's living while overcoming difficulties unprecedented in the history were the great miracle performed only in Juche Korea led by the respected General Secretary and the powerful might of leading socialism to a new victory is only haven by the ever-victorious WPK.
The speaker pledged to devote his wisdom and passion to propelling the comprehensive development of socialist construction by consolidating the foundation of the country for public health and working out plans and intensifying guidance to improve the people's living standard with great endeavor and spirit.
Vice Department Director of WPK Central Committee Makes Speech at Anti-Epidemic Work Reviewing Meeting
Kim Yo Jong, Vice Department Director of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, made a speech at the national meeting of reviewing the emergency anti-epidemic work.
During the days of the extremely stern anti-epidemic campaign, the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un convened a series of meetings of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee to protect the lives of our dear people, in which he personally came up with packages of various measures and ways, and visited anti-epidemic theatres day and night to teach clear-cut methods, she recalled, noting that during the 91 days-long arduous campaign reminiscent of a war, the respected General Secretary scrutinized more than 1 772 documents of 22 956 pages to guide the anti-epidemic campaign of the country.
Under his energetic and meticulous guidance the Party information field has concentrated all its information and motivational forces on letting all the people harden their faith in sure victory and renew their will to boldly tide over the pandemic-brought health crisis, and gained new experience and set fresh examples to fulfill its role as a powerful loudspeaker and noiseless amplifier absolutely faithful to the Party Central Committee, she stressed.
Saying that our country and people brought about an epoch-making miracle of defusing the unprecedented health crisis within the shortest period in the face of the worst difficulties under the outstanding guidance of the great leader, she went on:
Today's proud success proves once again that we can remain unfazed by any disaster and overcome it without fail as long as we are under the wise guidance of the Party Central Committee, and more clearly shows the tremendous might of our country in which the Party and the people are united in one mind.
Pointing out that the recent national hardship sustained by us was definitely attributable to the hysteric farce kicked off by the enemy to escalate the confrontation with our Republic with the global health crisis as a momentum, she said:
Now that many countries in the world are taking more effective anti-epidemic measures, realizing once again the danger of the spread of the malignant pandemic disease through contact with the objects infected with the malicious virus, it is a matter of grave concern that the disgusting ones in south Korea stage a farce of scattering leaflets, bank notes, awful booklets and things over our territory.
It is the universally accepted opinion of the international community that it is necessary to thoroughly disinfect the surface of objects as the malignant virus spreads via objects.
Such scientific clarification can never change no matter how desperately anyone may deny.
As we explained the root cause of the spread of the malignant disease not long ago, its first outbreak was reported in an area near the front. This fact aroused our deep concern and pushed us to suspect the despicable ones in south Korea. As all things concerned indicate a place too clearly in the light of background and circumstances, it is quite natural for us to consider strange objects as vehicles of the malignant pandemic disease.
It is an undeniable fact that a single person or a single object infected with the highly contagious virus may infect many other people in a moment and cause a grave health crisis.
From this scientific view, we come to draw a conclusion that we can no longer overlook the uninterrupted influx of rubbish from south Korea.
This is just an unethical crime.
What matters is the fact that the south Korean puppets are still thrusting leaflets and dirty objects into our territory.
We must counter it toughly.
We have already considered various counteraction plans but our countermeasure must be a deadly retaliatory one.
If the enemy persists in such dangerous deeds as fomenting the inroads of virus into our Republic, we will respond to it by not only exterminating the virus but also wiping out the south Korean authorities.
The south Korean puppets are, indeed, the invariable principal enemy of us and the fundamental factor that determines victory and failure of the revolutionary struggle is class consciousness.
We, officials in the Party information field, will conduct class education more intensively and offensively to further fuel the soaring anger and burning wrath of all the people and thus firmly defend this land by turning it into the invincible class fortress and dear home for the people's happiness and good health.
She in her speech pledged to make the priceless successes gained in the anti-epidemic campaign a new turning occasion for further consolidating the political and ideological might of the Party and the revolutionary ranks and more vigorously advancing our revolutionary cause.