Diplomats are leaving the country due to severe shortage of medicines and essential goods in North Korea

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un (file photo)

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un (file photo)

Coronavirus in North Korea: Two UN employees reportedly left the country in the month of March. Both worked for the World Food Program.

MoscowRussia’s envoy in North Korea has said that the country is facing heavy shortage of medicines and essential commodities due to Coronavirus infection. North Korea has claimed that it does not have infection cases and has closed its borders as part of efforts to prevent infection. However, diplomats and foreign nationals are constantly leaving the country.

In the month of March, two UN employees reportedly left the country. Both worked for the World Food Program. The Russian embassy said that 38 foreign nationals who left North Korea on March 18 completed a two-week quintet in the border city of Dandong, bordering China, as well as that foreigners would continue to be ‘evacuated’.

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The embassy said, “Those from the Korean capital can be understood. Not everyone can bear the restrictions, which are very difficult unexpectedly. There is a huge shortage of essential goods including medicines and there are problems in getting health facilities as well. The embassy also said that there are fewer than 290 foreign nationals in Pyongyang.

A few days ago the South Korean intelligence service claimed that North Korean hackers tried to steal information related to the Corona virus vaccine and treatment. However, he rejected the claim of an MP, according to which the vaccine manufacturer Pfizer Inc was on target.




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