June 03, 2020

First coronavirus-related private aid from South Korea arrives in the North: MOU
Hand sanitizers worth $80,887 arrived in the DPRK early May, with 20,000 hazmat suits yet to be sent

South Korea's first COVID-19-related private aid recently arrived in North Korea, Seoul's unification ministry confirmed on Thursday.

The aid comes from an as-yet-unnamed private organization in South Korea, granted permission by the government in late March to send hand sanitizers worth around 100 million KRW ($80,887) to the North.