South Korea plans to provide North Koreans with Covid-19 vaccines and other medical supplies, President Yoon Suk-yeol’s office said on Friday, a day after the neighboring country confirmed its first outbreak of the new virus. coronavirus.
“We will discuss detailed assistance plans with North Korea,” Yoon’s spokesman said in a statement.
At least one person has been confirmed to have died from Covid-19 in North Korea, state media reported on Friday (local time), in the first such statistics, after the country confirmed its first outbreak since the start of the pandemic.
About 187,800 people are currently in isolation after a fever of unidentified origin spread in the country since late April, according to state news agency KCNA.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited the anti-virus command center after declaring a “serious state emergency” and ordering a nationwide lockdown.
Source: CNN Brasil