US says it’s ready to help North Korea combat virus

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States (US) expressed deep concern about North Korea’s vulnerability to the outbreak of a new virus and said it was ready to support efforts by aid organisations to contain the spread of the illness in the impoverished nation. North Korea has moved to strengthen quarantines and other preventive measures to protect itself from the COVID-19 illness that has killed hundreds and sickened tens of thousands in China, North Korea’s neighbour and closest ally. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin