MADRID, 16 May. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The World Health Organization (WHO) has shown this Monday that it is willing to send aid to North Korea to deal with the coronavirus pandemic and stop the spread of COVID-19, as reported by the regional director of the WHO. entity for Southeast Asia, Poonam Jetrapal Singh.
In a statement in which it has shown its concern about the situation in the Asian country, the WHO has stressed that it is "prepared to provide assistance to the North Korean people" and has insisted that it is waiting to receive more information about the current situation in the country.
"We show our commitment to help the country and provide technical support to improve testing and strengthen case management while ... delivering essential medical assistance and medicines," Singh said.
The organization has recalled the importance of vaccination in the fight against COVID-19 and has pointed out that North Korea has the right to receive vaccines against the coronavirus through the COVAX international mechanism. "With the vaccination campaign still pending to start, there is a serious risk that the virus will spread rapidly among the masses unless immediate measures are taken," the text collects.
"The pandemic is far from over. Each country must implement health and social measures that allow them to protect their population, always giving priority to the most vulnerable sectors, such as health workers or the elderly," he insisted.