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Kim approves shipping of consumables to Kaesong despite coronavirus lockdown

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has approved shipments to Kaesong despite the border town being held in custody by a coronavirus case discovered two weeks ago, the official press reported Thursday.

In late July, Kim declared a “maximum emergency” in Kaesong for the return of a North Korean defector from South Korea with symptoms consistent with the coronavirus. The city has been completely closed since July 24th.

Kim has received a report on the epidemiological situation in Kaesong in the past few hours, according to which he has approved the delivery of supplies to the city, according to North Korean news agency KCNA.

Kim approves shipping of consumables to Kaesong despite coronavirus lockdown
Kim approves shipping of consumables to Kaesong despite coronavirus lockdown

KCNA, quoted by the South Korean agency Yonhap, has stated that since Kaesong is in a “maximum emergency”, around 550,000 basic needs of more than 30 types have been sent there.

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