August 02, 2011 11:23
Less than a week after it reopened civilian-led flour aid to North Korea, the government has approved a civic group's request to deliver ultrasound machines that can detect malaria to the North.
Two pieces of malaria diagnosis equipment will be sent over the border through the inter-Korean business park of Kaesong on Aug. 10 after officials recognized that a lack of prevention against the disease could affect South Korean citizens along the border, the Unification Ministry said.
This is the first time Seoul has permitted a transfer of equipment after sanctions were introduced in response to Pyongyang's attack on one of its warships in early 2010.
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