S. Korea may look into support for N. Korea's anti-virus fight
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S. Korea may look into support for N. Korea's anti-virus fight
  • James Lee
  • 승인 2020.02.19 17:43
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South Korea will look into international assistance to support North Korea with coronavirus quarantine measures if international agencies makes requests
Korean Central Television (KCTV) reporting on the spread of corona virus in the North. KCTV is a television service operated by the Korean Central Broadcasting Committee in North Korea.
Korean Central Television (KCTV) reporting on the spread of corona virus in the North. KCTV is a television service operated by the Korean Central Broadcasting Committee in North Korea.

The Ministry of Unification announced Wednesday South Korea will look into international assistance to support North Korea with coronavirus quarantine measures if international agencies makes requests. 

Although North Korea claimed there hasn't been an outbreak of the COVID-19 infection on its soil, it reportedly asked for outside help in its nationwide preventive efforts against the highly contagious virus.

According to Yoh Sang-key, the ministry's spokesperson, the government will consider international agencies' request if official requests come from aid groups. Yoh urged the goverment will definitely provide anti-virus aid to the North via international agencies during the press briefing. 

Despite South Korea's offer for cooperation against the new coronavirus, North Korea has not responded yet. 

North Korea repeatedly claims there is no outbreak, the North is considered highly vulnerable to the virus since it does not have enough medical supplies for infected people.

The World Health Organization's office in Pyongyang also mentioned it will provide test kits, masks and other protective gear to support the country. 


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