Unification Ministry Approves Shipment of Quarantine Supplies to N. Korea
South Korea's unification ministry said Thursday it has approved a shipment of coronavirus prevention supplies by a private organization to North Korea.
It marks the first such approval since new Unification Minister Lee In-young took office on Monday.
The ministry said the permission was granted to the Inter-Korean Economic Cooperation Research Center's request to send the shipment worth 820 million won.
The shipment includes thermometers, disinfectants, protective suits and COVID-19 test kits. The kits are reportedly enough to test about ten-thousand people.
The government did not disclose who would receive the shipment.
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