Covid-19 Omicron emergency: South Korea willing to provide humanitarian aid to North Korea

KCNA reports first case of the highly transmissible Omicron virus

By Reuters

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Published: Thu 12 May 2022, 7:19 AM

South Korea’s presidential office expressed willingness to provide humanitarian assistance to North Korea after it officially confirmed the first outbreak of Covid-19 in Pyongyang on Thursday, South Korea’s Newsis reported.

The North’s official KCNA said earlier in the day a sub-variant of the highly transmissible Omicron virus has been detected in samples collected on Sunday.


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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered all cities and counties to “strictly lock down” their regions to prevent the spread of the virus, KCNA said.


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