Today, the DPRK ISG issued the following statement regarding the spread of the new type of coronavirus Omicron "BA.2" in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea:
On May 12, we learned with great concern that a dangerous incident occurred in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
The DPRK International Solidarity Group (DPRK ISG) pays close attention to the epidemic situation in the DPRK, and also supports its fight against the epidemic. Knowing how long the Republic has been able to prevent the spread of a malignant coronavirus infection, we have no doubt that under the leadership of respected Comrade Kim Jong Un, the Korean people will be able to win in the upcoming hard struggle.
At the moment, the central and local governing bodies of our organization are holding emergency meetings, at which the state of affairs is carefully studied and appropriate proposals are made. On the morning of the same day, the Coordination Committee of the DPRK ISG expressed its readiness to provide humanitarian assistance if necessary, and the Chinese Executive Committee of the Group held a special emergency meeting as soon as possible to analyze the epidemic situation in the Republic and explore possible support measures. In the future, we will monitor the situation and publish information on the anti-epidemic struggle of the Korean people in a timely manner.
The peoples of Korea, China and Russia are forever comrades, comrades-in-arms and brothers who are bound by a long history of joint struggle and a tradition of friendship.
We believe that the DPRK has the opportunity and due strength of mind to win the impending war against the epidemic, on the outcome of which the lives and health of the masses depend. We also believe that in the analysis of two years of foreign control of the epidemic, the DPRK has already found its own ways to prevent the spread of the coronavirus to prevent the epidemic.
All leading workers and activists of our organization are firmly convinced that in the course of the anti-epidemic struggle, People's Korea will demonstrate to the whole world the superiority of the socialist system, which embodies the unshakable spirit of self-reliance.
The Workers' Party of Korea, led by the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un, will surely lead the Korean people to complete victory in this war against the epidemic!
We wish the DPRK a speedy victory over the virus!
May 13, Juche 111 (2022)
Chairman of the Coordination Committee of the DPRK ISG
Chinese Executive Committee of the DPRK ISG
Director of the Propaganda Department