Statement on the current COVID-19 outbreak in DPR Korea UNICEF East Asia and Pacific
Bangkok, 19 May 2022: “UNICEF is deeply concerned about the current COVID-19 outbreak in DPR Korea (DPRK) and is ready to provide immediate support to the Government in its current efforts to contain the spread of the virus.
“While we have not yet been able to contact our Government partners since the outbreak was first reported, we have already put together a proposed package of support that could help protect health workers and manage caseloads.
“This includes already available supplies that would assist the Government in preventing further spread of the virus, helping to keep children and their families safe.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has not ended, and as a long-standing partner of the Government of DPRK UNICEF is ready to offer its full support for all relevant measures that could protect its population, particularly health workers, older people and the most vulnerable.”
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