According to data from the customs of the Asian giant, Pyongyang did not import face masks, thermometers, rubber gloves, fans or vaccines in May.
Last May, Korea The North abruptly stopped importing covid-19 prevention and control products from China, after the country bought masks and ventilators in previous months, according to trade data published by Beijing, pick up Reuters.
Since mid-May, when the Asian nation confirmed the first positive case of covid-19 and acknowledged that it was fighting an outbreak of the virus, the cases of fever reported have been declining, according to state media KCNA. However, it is not reported how many of those cases tested positive for coronavirus.
According to data released by Chinese customs on Monday, North Korea did not import in May from the Asian giant face masks, thermometers, rubber gloves, ventilators or vaccines, compared to the more than 10.6 million masks, almost 95,000 thermometers and 1,000 non-invasive ventilators imported between January and April.
According to statistics, China’s exports to North Korea fell by 85.2% , from 98.1 million dollars in April to 14.51 million in May, with the main export items being soybeans, granulated sugar, soybean flour and wheat flour.