The poor country of Asia was the first to impose a strict blockade and closed its borders in January 2020 to prevent the spread of the Corona virus from China, where the new Corona virus was first detected before it spread around the world.
The North Korean government insists that it has not recorded any cases of coronavirusBut it paid a heavy economic price for the blockade. the dictator Kim Jong-un admitted in June that The country was facing a ‘food crisis’.
Reject CoronaVac and AstraZeneca
But despite the difficulties caused by the epidemic, the isolated country told the United Nations agency that doses of CoronaVac, produced by the Chinese company Sinovac, can be given to people in other countries.
A UNICEF spokesperson told AFP that the country “has reported that the 2.97 million doses of Sinovac that Kovacs is offering to North Korea can be shipped to severely affected countries, given the limited global supply of vaccines.”
In July, a South Korean think tank linked to the neighboring country’s spy agency said North Korea had also rejected AstraZeneca vaccines supplied by Covax., apparently due to concerns about side effects.
The Institute for National Security Strategy said North Korea did not have an adequate refrigeration network to store the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and was skeptical about the effectiveness of Chinese vaccines.
An annual United Nations report says North Korea has restarted a nuclear reactor that produces plutonium for nuclear weapons
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