North Korea records 15 more deaths from COVID-19
Thus, the country has recorded a total of 42 deaths since the start of nationwide blockade measures 4 days ago to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The South Korean government plans to propose a working-level meeting with the North Korean side to assist Pyongyang in controlling the current outbreak. Seoul is actively assessing the situation and will formally submit the proposal to North Korea after consulting with relevant ministries.
North Korea is facing a “major incident” due to the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
This plan could be accelerated after the new Unification Minister Kwon Young-se takes office, scheduled for May 16. If Pyongyang agrees to the plan, it will be the first meeting between the two Koreas since new South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol took office on May 10.
North Korea has locked down all provinces and cities across the country since May 12 to prevent the epidemic, and leader Kim Jong-un has confirmed that the country is facing a “major incident” due to the spread of the virus. SARS-CoV-2 virus.
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