September 27, 2023

China ‘ready to go all out’ to support North Korea after COVID outbreak

As hundreds of thousands battle ‘fever’ in North Korea, China joins WHO and South Korea in offering COVID-19 aid

China is prepared to do whatever it can to help North Korea fight COVID-19, its foreign ministry says, after Pyongyang confirmed its first outbreak since the pandemic began.

The ministry did not specify what kind of support it can provide to North Korea or whether it is possible that aid shipments can reach North Korea in time to help curb the spread of Omicron, which has claimed at least one life and forced tens of thousands into quarantine.