The 8th Politburo Meeting of the 8th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea was convened on May 12 at the headquarters of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea. During this meeting, it was revealed that the Omicron BA.2 Variant has been spreading in the DPRK.
On May 8, the National Emergency Epidemic Prevention Headquarters and related units reviewed the genetic sequencing analysis results of some patients in a patient group in the capital, and concluded that they were similar to the recently rapidly spreading Omicron virus strain “BA.2”.Google Translated from Official Press Release
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The 8th Politburo meeting of the 8th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea was held in the headquarters building of the Party Central Committee on May 12.
Comrade Kim Jong Un , General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, attended the meeting.
Members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, members of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee and alternate members attended the meeting.
Staff of the National Emergency Epidemic Prevention Department and some commanders of the Ministry of National Defense attended the meeting.
Dear Comrade General Secretary presided over the meeting.
First, the Politburo discussed the issue of convening a plenary session of the Party Central Committee.
In order to make a mid-term summary of the implementation of party and state policies in 2022 and discuss and decide a series of important issues, the meeting unanimously passed the resolution of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea on convening the Fifth Plenary Session of the Eighth Central Committee of the Party in early June.
Secondly, the Politburo discussed the issue of coping with the national epidemic prevention crisis.
The Politburo acknowledged that the most important national emergency occurred a few days ago when the emergency epidemic prevention front that the Chinese people had been holding for two and three months from February 2020 to today was broken.
On May 8, the National Emergency Epidemic Prevention Headquarters and related units reviewed the genetic sequencing analysis results of some febrile patients in a group in the capital, and concluded that they were similar to the recently rapidly spreading Omicron virus strain “BA.2”. Consistent.
The meeting reported the spread of the epidemic across the country, and discussed and reviewed emergency countermeasures to seize the initiative in the future epidemic prevention war.
The Politburo criticized the epidemic prevention department for not being sensitive and flexible in responding to the public health crisis in the surrounding areas of my country and around the world, where the number of people infected with various mutant strains has not decreased but increased, and it is irresponsible and incompetent.
The Politburo believes that in view of the current situation, it is necessary to activate the national epidemic prevention system to shift to the largest emergency epidemic prevention system, and has taken a number of measures to ensure that party and government organs at all levels, economic organs, and security, security, defense and other state organs and departments will The activation of the largest emergency epidemic prevention system, the correct establishment of the work system, and the normal and smooth work of the country.
The meeting passed the resolution of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea on transferring the national epidemic prevention work to the largest emergency epidemic prevention system in response to the current epidemic prevention crisis.
At the end of the meeting, the dear general secretary put forward the principles and tasks to be adhered to in the emergency epidemic prevention work.
After a general analysis of the current epidemic prevention crisis in my country, Comrade General Secretary said that the basic purpose of the largest emergency epidemic prevention system this time is to stably contain and control the spread of the new coronary pneumonia virus imported into my country, to cure the infected as soon as possible and eliminate the spread in the shortest possible time. source.
Comrade General Secretary pointed out that for us now, the enemy more dangerous than the vicious virus is unscientific terror, lack of confidence and weak will, and reiterated that we have the strong organizational power of the party, the government and the people to unite, and through long-term emergency epidemic prevention With everyone’s high political awareness and consciousness cultivated and consolidated through work, we will surely overcome the emergencies we face and win in the emergency epidemic prevention work.
Comrade General Secretary said that all cities and counties across the country must completely block their regions, and all work units, production units, and living units must arrange work and production activities in a closed state to perfectly cut off the space for the spread of the vicious virus.
Comrade General Secretary emphasized the necessity of urgent deployment and scientific intensive testing and treatment battle, and decided to distribute the spare medical supplies that the Party and the government expected to reserve in an emergency like now.
Comrade General Secretary pointed out that health care departments and emergency epidemic prevention departments should strictly carry out centralized inspection and quarantine of all residents, actively take medical observation and treatment measures, and strengthen the disinfection of every corner of work space, work space and living space, cut off and eliminate The source of the spread of the vicious virus.
Comrade General Secretary said that no matter how bad the current epidemic prevention situation is, we cannot stop our progress towards the all-round development of socialist construction, let alone the economic work in the plan. The epidemic prevention system has been transferred to the largest emergency epidemic prevention system, and the economic work has been organized, dispatched and commanded more carefully to maximize the current agricultural production, the production of important industrial departments and factories and enterprises. Housing construction and Lianpu greenhouse farm construction are the long-cherished work of our party that loves the people.
Party and government organs should try their best to reduce the inconvenience and hardships experienced by the people when the high-intensity blockade is implemented, settle their lives, and take practical measures to prevent the slightest negative phenomenon.
Comrade General Secretary emphasized that we should further consolidate the national defense outposts and use armed forces to ensure the victory of the epidemic prevention war. He also emphasized that we should further strengthen the alert duty tasks on the front lines and borders, sea and air, and the defense department will absolutely guarantee that there will be no security leaks. .
Comrade General Secretary said that the people-first politics of our party and the country and the strength of the people of our country united as one overcame the difficulties of history and exerted great vitality, which is the most powerful guarantee for victory in this epidemic prevention war. All party organizations and government organs must demonstrate their loyalty to the party and the revolution, their selfless spirit to the people, and their sense of responsibility for their own tasks with practical actions in today’s battle against the epidemic, which is swearing to protect the lives and safety of the people.
Dear Comrade General Secretary, I warmly appeal to all the people and the people’s officers and soldiers to strengthen their confidence, redouble their great strength, end the epidemic prevention war successfully, and use our country’s belief, our will and our unity to resolutely defend our own precious lives and lives. future.
The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea reviewed and approved and issued an emergency instruction document of the Party Central Military Commission and an emergency instruction document of the cabinet. (Finish)
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