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China helps North Korea contain the spread of Covid-19

China helps North Korea contain the spread of Covid-19

North Korea has officially confirmed the existence of first outbreak Covid-19 since the beginning of the epidemic. To help contain the spread of the disease there, China sent three cargo ships to the country, which returned last Monday (16).

There are no details on the contents of the planes, but China has pledged to help North Korea contain the Covid-19 outbreak in the country. The plane took off from Taoxian Airport in Liaoning, northwest China.

Covid-19 situation in North Korea

North Korea admitted its first cases of Covid-19 only last week. After that, the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, Declare an extreme emergency across North Korea’s territory, which includes lockdowns, restrictions, and closures of workplaces across the country.

Previously, the international community had already offered to help the country by donating millions of doses of vaccines from AstraZeneca and Sinovac, This one is made in China. But the government refused to help and preferred to focus disease control strategy on keeping borders closed.

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The World Health Organization The (WHO) issued an alert on Monday (16) about the situation of Covid-19 in North Korea. According to the authority, the disease can spread at an astonishing speed in the country, as Vaccination campaigns Haven’t started there yet.

In a note, the WHO’s regional director for Southeast Asia, Poonam Khetrapal Singh, said that since North Korea had not yet begun vaccinating the population against Covid-19, “there is a risk that the virus will spread rapidly among the masses.”

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