OREANDA-NEWS “Unknown fever” from the DPRK is not dangerous for Russians, infectious disease specialist Nikolai Malyshev assured in a conversation with Narodnye Novosti. This virus, which may just be a coronavirus, will not reach Russia, the expert believes.

There COVID is coming, China is nearby. They have pretty close ties. Most likely, everyone in the DPRK will be vaccinated. Here the influence is difficult. North Korea has practically isolated itself. For us, this virus is not a threat. There is no threat,” Malyshev said.

On Sunday, May 15, more than 392 thousand new patients with high fever were recorded in the DPRK. As a result, the number of cases has exceeded 1.2 million people. 50 patients died. Three days earlier, North Korean state media reported the first case of coronavirus infection. Previously, the authorities of the country insisted that there was no covid in their country.

South Korean President Yoon Seok-yeol vowed to make every effort to help the DPRK cope with the massive spread of the so-called "unknown fever", believed to be the coronavirus. As part of the assistance, the South Korean leader is ready to send vaccines and other necessary medical supplies to neighbors if Pyongyang is ready to accept them.