The North Korean government announced Thursday that the situation of the global health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is “forcing” authorities “not to allow outside assistance” to deal with the damage caused by the COVID-19 cope with the recent storm devastated much of the Korean peninsula.
At the last meeting of the Central Committee of the North Korean Workers’ Party, the government decided not to opt for international aid, but “to close the border closer and to do strict work against the epidemic”.
The North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) has detailed that 39,296 hectares of rice fields as well as 16,680 houses and around 630 public buildings as well as numerous bridges, roads, railways and other infrastructure were damaged during the rainy season.
North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un has stressed the need to repair areas damaged by the floods and “guarantee construction in appropriate locations based on the opinions of its residents” to prevent damage from future storms. .