The World Well being Group stated on Thursday that it had resumed shipments of medical provides to North Korea to assist its Covid-19 response, in what seems to sign a rest of the closed-border insurance policies enforced by Pyongyang early within the pandemic.
The company stated its shipments of medical provides, along with different worldwide provides destined for North Korea, had develop into stranded in China after Pyongyang sealed the nation’s borders in January 2020 when Covid-19 was declared a public well being emergency of worldwide concern.
North Korea’s Ministry of Public Well being informed the company a number of months in the past that it could permit the stranded provides to be transported by the northern Chinese language port of Dalian, a W.H.O. spokesman, Tarik Jasarevic, stated in an emailed assertion.
Because of this, the company had despatched a few of the medical provides and gear to the North Korean port of Nampo, he stated.
The W.H.O. stated its shipments to North Korea included well being kits, medicines and different medical provides that may help important well being providers at major well being care facilities.
The company stated it had been informed that these provides remained underneath quarantine in Nampo.
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