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Gov't to Send Tamiflu, Relenza to NK

News2009-12-14
Gov't to Send Tamiflu, Relenza to NK

The government has decided what it will send to North Korea to help the communist state tackle a recent outbreak of the H1N1 influenza.

The Unification Ministry told reporters Monday that it plans to send Pyongyang the antiviral drug, Tamiflu, for 400-thousand people and the antiviral medicine, Relenza, for 100-thousand people. In addition, one billion won-worth of hand sanitizers will also be sent.

The ministry said it is discussing the plan with related ministries.

Officials said the North notified Seoul Monday that it has no objections to South Korea’s plans to support North Korea's fight against the flu.

Meanwhile, the government will reportedly request that Pyongyang send a report detailing how the products were distributed in a bid to secure their transparent distribution.


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