The sister of North Korean President Kim Jong-ung-jong threatened South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Geng-hwa – the reason was the latter’s words about the situation with a new type of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 on the territory of the DPRK. This was reported by the Central Telegraph Agency of Korea (CTAK).
“We have heard what was said well and we will never forget her words, and she may have to pay for it properly,” the leader’s sister said in a statement.
Kang Gen Hwa reportedly announced at an international forum in Bahrain that Pyongyang was reluctant to respond to Seoul’s calls for cooperation in the fight against coronavirus. She also questioned official DPRK information that there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country.
It is reported that since early 2020, severe restrictions have been imposed on the country to combat the epidemic: restaurants, baths and other public places have been closed. In late November, South Korean authorities said that DPRK authorities had tried to steal coronavirus vaccine development from neighbors.