February 22, 2024

U.S. concerned about North Korea’s “vulnerability” to coronavirus outbreak

Washington "ready and prepared" to assist in facilitating humanitarian efforts, State Department says

The U.S. is deeply concerned about the "vulnerability" of the North Korean people to an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the State Department said Thursday.

In a statement, State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus also said that the U.S. is ready to help speed up the approval process for international projects aimed at preventing a potential epidemic in the country.