//Kim Jong Un sends condolence letter to South Korea over coronavirus outbreak

Kim Jong Un sends condolence letter to South Korea over coronavirus outbreak

North Korean chief Kim Jong Un despatched a condolence letter to South Korean President Moon Jae-in over the coronavirus outbreak, officers mentioned on Thursday.

Within the letter that was delivered to Moon on Wednesday, Kim wrote that he hoped that South Korea would overcome the lethal unfold of COVID-19, which noticed 438 new circumstances of the virus on Thursday.

Moon despatched a letter to the North Korean chief in return, expressing his gratitude for the remarks, his workplace mentioned, in accordance with the Korean Herald.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, prepares to shake hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in over the military demarcation line in 2018. <br data-cke-eol="1">
(Korea Summit Press Pool via AP, File)

North Korean chief Kim Jong Un, left, prepares to shake fingers with South Korean President Moon Jae-in over the navy demarcation line in 2018. <br data-cke-eol=”1″>
(Korea Summit Press Pool through AP, File)

The temporary displaying of unity comes as practically 5,800 individuals have examined constructive for the virus in South Korea — probably the most circumstances exterior of China.

North Korea shares a border with each nations however officers mentioned not a single individual has been contaminated by the virus to this point. South Korean spy companies mentioned the North has put at the very least 7,000 individuals below quarantine.

Officers in North Korea beforehand introduced the nation was closing its borders to overseas nationals and Kim warned of significant penalties if the virus got here by, in accordance with the Washington Post.

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Earlier this week, Kim Yo-jong — the North Korean chief’s solely sister and one in all his closest aides — mentioned South Korea had no proper to criticize their first weapons check this yr. She made the assertion Tuesday night time below her identify for the primary time.

Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean Leader, walks ahead of South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Koran leader Kim Jong Un in 2018. In her first known official statement on Tuesday Kim's younger sister leveled diatribes and insults against rival South Korea for protesting her country's latest live-fire exercises. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP, File)

Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean Chief, walks forward of South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Koran chief Kim Jong Un in 2018. In her first identified official assertion on Tuesday Kim’s youthful sister leveled diatribes and insults towards rival South Korea for protesting her nation’s newest live-fire workout routines. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool through AP, File)

“As far as I know, the South side is also fond of joint military exercises and it is preoccupied with all the disgusting acts like purchasing ultra-modern military hardware,” Kim Yo Jong mentioned.

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“They meant they should get militarily ready however we needs to be discouraged from navy workout routines. Such a gangster-like assertion can by no means be anticipated from these with regular mind-set,” she added.

The Related Press contributed to this report