December 04, 2020

North Korea working with WHO to prevent potential coronavirus outbreak: official

DPRK health ministry on Tuesday issued alert over virus symptoms, spread in China and Asian region

North Korea is working with the World Health Organization (WHO) to prevent the new Chinese coronavirus from spreading domestically, a health ministry official told the country's state television Tuesday evening.

The announcement of symptoms of the “new malignant virus” and details of its spread in China and other Asian nations in state TV news -- followed by the ruling party-run Rodong Sinmun on Wednesday -- marks the first mention of the outbreak in domestic media.