It is known that North Korea has started purchasing Corona-related medicines from China, such as antipyretics.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that there is a risk of the corona virus spreading rapidly in North Korea.

Correspondent Kim Young-ah.

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Liaoning Province, which is adjacent to North Korea, such as Shenyang and Dalian, officials from agencies dispatched to North Korea are known to have been purchasing medicines such as antipyretics from North Korean traders since the end of last month.

A North Korean trader said, "Orders have been coming in since the end of last month, and on the 2nd and 3rd of this month, which is the Labor Day holiday, a urge to 'get it quickly' came."

It is presumed that Corona 19 was spreading in North Korea before North Korea first disclosed the fact on the 12th.

It is known that medicines purchased by North Korea from China will be shipped from Dalian Port on the 25th to a North Korean ship and sent to Nampo.

However, it is said that it is not easy to secure the quantity North Korea wants through general traders because the Chinese authorities strictly control the sale of medicines such as antipyretics.

It is known that a large number of various medicines were included in the supplies that entered North Korea through the North Korea-China freight train, which resumed operation on January 16, 1 year and 6 months earlier.

In the midst of this, the World Health Organization said that there is a risk of rapid spread of Corona 19 in North Korea.

The World Health Organization said it was still waiting for information on the spread of the virus from North Korea and was ready to provide assistance to the North Korean government.

According to North Korea's official announcement, from the end of last month to yesterday (16th), the total number of fever cases nationwide exceeded 1.21 million.

The death toll has reached 50.