North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered special supplies for residents of the border town of Kaesong, after being placed under preventive closure due to a suspected case of coronavirus (Covid-19) about two weeks ago.
And the North Korean Central News Agency reported yesterday that the Policy Council of the Party's Central Committee decided to provide immediate supplies of food and funds to the city "to add stability to the living conditions of its citizens." The agency added that during a party meeting chaired by Kim, organizational issues were discussed as well as epidemiological precautions and the situation in Kaesong. It is still not clear how severe the situation for the residents of the city near the border with South Korea is. The population of Kaesong is about 300 thousand people.
North Korea placed the city under full closure at the end of July and imposed a state of emergency in the area after a suspected suspect of COF-19 illegally crossed the border from South Korea on the 19th of the same month.