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2020.03.27 16:00

South Korea to consult Lithuania, sell medical equipment – president

BNS2020.03.27 16:00

Lithuania will consult with South Korean specialists on how to manage the coronavirus epidemic, the country's President Gitanas Nausėda said after a conversation with his Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in.

“Today, we have agreed with South Korean President Moon Jae-in that their specialists will share their knowledge and experience with officials of the Lithuanian crisis management and healthcare institutions,” the Lithuanian president said in a Facebook post on Friday.

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Lithuania has recently received a shipment of coronavirus testing reagents from South Korea.

The South Korean leader also promised to mediate in Lithuania's talks with Korean producers on purchasing other medical equipment, Nausėda said.

Following the coronavirus outbreak, South Korea launched a wide-ranging testing programme and controls on people's movement, succeeding to significantly slow down the spread of the virus.

Over 9,000 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in South Korea and over a hundred people have died. But no more than 100 cases have been confirmed in South Korea daily for the past several weeks.