February 21, 2024

North Korea silent after South explains offer of COVID aid via hotline: MOU

Unification ministry says it detailed plans to provide vaccines and other aid after trying to send letter last week

South Korea explained to North Korea its offer to provide COVID-19 aid on Monday via an inter-Korean hotline, Seoul’s Ministry of Unification (MOU) said, but Pyongyang remained unresponsive to the proposal.

Monday’s call comes a week after South Korea attempted to deliver a letter to North Korea detailing plans to provide vaccines, masks and COVID-19 test kits to help the DPRK fight an ongoing outbreak of COVID-19, which has led to a nationwide lockdown and 67 confirmed deaths so far.