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Seoul offers to help N. Korea with Covid outbreak

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol stated before the country's national assembly on Monday that Seoul will do everything possible to assist Pyongyang with the surging COVID-19 outbreak.

"We must not hold back on providing necessary assistance to the North Korean people, who are exposed to the threat of the coronavirus (...) If the North Korean authorities accept, we will not spare any necessary support, such as medicine, including COVID-19 vaccines, medical equipment and healthcare personnel," Yoon underlined.

Earlier today, state news agencies reported that North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jung-un ordered the country's military to ensure the "immediate stabilization" of the COVID-19 medicine supply as Pyongyang kept struggling with its first virus outbreak.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / SP