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UN ready to help N. Korea amid COVID outbreak

The United Nations is ready to help North Korea throughout the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, UN Spokesman for the Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric said at the press briefing on Monday.

Although no contact has been established between UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and North Korean supreme leader Kim Jung-un, Djurraric explained the organization will stand at the disposal of Pyongyang and assist the country through the crisis.

Previously, North Korea's leader said the country was experiencing "great turmoil" as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. In response to the increasing number of COVID-19 positive cases in the country, Chinese authorities expressed their readiness to help Pyongyang stop the pandemic outbreak.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / AB