Double-Edged Response

North Korea’s Red Cross Society is working double duty responding to both coronavirus concerns and to recent rains and flooding that have submerged whole rice fields, threatening crops and food supplies in the isolated nation.  
 
The Red Cross Society, the only organization that has access to all 9 of North Korea’s provinces, has deployed 43,000 volunteers to the response effort.
 
North Korea hasn’t confirmed any coronavirus cases, but the border city of Kaesong is weathering flooding as well as a strict lockdown amid claims a returned defector brought the virus into the city.
 
Reuters

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