September 26, 2020

MSF medical supplies for North Korea coronavirus prevention work arrive in China

Shipment includes masks, gloves, goggles, gowns, and hand hygiene products, spokesperson says

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) plans to transport medical supplies through the China-DPRK border into North Korea, the organization's spokesperson told NK News on Friday, with the first shipment arriving in Beijing yesterday.

MSF, also known as Doctors without Borders, was granted an exemption from international sanctions to send equipment needed for the diagnosis and management of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to North Korea in mid-February.