April 21, 2021

COVID-19 situation in North Korea likely “not good,” South’s Prime Minister says

Pyongyang yet to request inter-Korean cooperation on the issue, Chung Sye-kyun tells reporters in Seoul

The situation surrounding COVID-19 in North Korea is likely "not good," South Korea's Prime Minister said Friday, while reporting that Pyongyang is yet to request formal help from Seoul in stemming a potential outbreak of the virus within its territory.

Speaking to international media at the Seoul Foreign Correspondent's Club (SFCC), Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun appeared to question the North's long-standing insistence that it remains free from the virus.