16 May 2022
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol on Monday said he would provide "full support" to North Korea in tackling COVID-19 if Pyongyang responds to the offer.
Yoon vowed to always have the door open to humanitarian aid, including "COVID-19 vaccines, medicines, medical equipment and health personnel" for the neighboring country "without political or military consideration."
He made the remarks during a budget speech in his country's parliament in Seoul. On Sunday, North Korea confirmed 15 more deaths and hundreds of thousands of additional patients with fevers as it mobilized more than a million health and other workers to try to suppress the country's first COVID-19 outbreak, state media reported.
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