Coronavirus: China provides to assist North Korea battle pandemic

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Coronavirus: China provides to assist North Korea struggle pandemic

People wear face masks in front of Pyongyang Station in Pyongyang, North Korea (27 April 2020) Picture copyright Reuters
Picture caption North Korea's authorities maintains has not reported a single case of Covid-19 there

China's president has expressed concern about the threat of the coronavirus to North Korea and provided help.

Xi Jinping was responding to a message that he acquired from the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un.

Chinese state media reported that the message congratulated Mr Xi on China's obvious success in preventing Covid-19.

North Korea's authorities maintains that there has not been a single confirmed case there, though analysts have questioned whether that is attainable.

North Korea was the primary country to droop tourism and to shut its borders in response to the virus, in the third week of January.

The nation has a fragile well being system, which specialists worry can be shortly overwhelmed by even a small outbreak of Covid-19.

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