North Korea is increasing its surgical mask output in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Rodong Sinmun North Korea is increasing its surgical mask output in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Rodong Sinmun
North Korea is increasing its surgical mask output in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Rodong Sinmun

North Korea ramps up mask output in battle for ‘national survival’ against coronavirus

  • Factories in Pyongyang are churning out tens of thousands of masks each day but state media does not confirm the presence of virus in North Korea
  • With 18 confirmed cases, South Korea pushes for cooperation with neighbour to prevent spread

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
North Korea is increasing its surgical mask output in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Rodong Sinmun North Korea is increasing its surgical mask output in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Rodong Sinmun
North Korea is increasing its surgical mask output in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Rodong Sinmun
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