The sister of the head of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, Kim Yeo-jong, threatened the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Korea Kang Gen-Hwa – the reason was the latter's words about the situation with the new type of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in the DPRK. This was reported by the Central Telegraph Agency of Korea (CTAC).
“We heard what was said well and will never forget her words, and she may have to pay for it properly,” the leader's sister said in a statement.
Kang Kyung Hwa reportedly announced at an international forum in Bahrain that Pyongyang was unwilling to respond to Seoul's calls for cooperation in the fight against coronavirus. She also questioned the official information of the DPRK, according to which there is not a single confirmed case of COVID-19 in the country.
It is reported that since the beginning of 2020, severe restrictions have been introduced in the country to combat the epidemic: restaurants, baths and other public places have been closed. At the end of November, South Korea said that the DPRK authorities were trying to steal the development of a vaccine against coronavirus from neighbors.