Three North Korean cargo planes He traveled to China and returned on Monday (16), as the country battles a rapid spread of the Covid-19 outbreak, According to a South Korean government official Knowing the topic.
The planes headed to Taoxian International Airport in Shenyang, northeast China’s Liaoning Province.
It was not known what the planes were carrying.But the rare trip came after China pledged to help North Korea with the COVID-19 outbreak, which experts have warned could cause a major humanitarian crisis in the impoverished and isolated country.
North Korea The first case of covid-19 was officially confirmed last week. Previously it had not identified any cases and kept its borders closed since January 2020.
Since May 12, North Korea has reported it 2 million cases of “fever”It was described by state media as a “major national emergency” and officials were quick to respond.
After the first case is announced, China said it is ready to provide full support as “comrades, neighbors and friends” of North Korea. A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said the two countries have “remarkable traditions of mutual assistance”.
The South Korean government says it has offered assistance to the North, including medicines, vaccines and other medical supplies, But there is no answer yet.
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