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    SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- South Korea will start providing vaccinations for the A/H1N1 influenza to Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) workers at the inter-Korean industrial park of Kaesong, local media reported Tuesday.

    The vaccination will be given to some 1,500 workers at the complex starting Wednesday in the border town of Kaesong, with plans to expand it to 40,000 DPRK workers in the coming weeks, Yonhap news agency said citing health ministry officials.

    In a related move, the DPRK has also begun requiring South Koreans entering the complex to wear masks since Jan. 16 in order to prevent the spread of the disease, Yonhap said quoting an unnamed source.

    These preventive measures come on the heels of an earlier report by Radio Free Asia that three DPRK workers in Kaesong have been confirmed to be infected by the A/H1N1 disease, and that another two or three South Koreans residing inside the complex were sent back to the South after being infected by the virus earlier this month, according to Yonhap.

    The Kaesong industrial complex, which has been widely viewed as one of the key symbols of economic cooperation between the two countries, is currently base to some 110 South Korean companies, employing about 42,000 DPRK workers.

    http://big5.xinhuanet.com/gate/big5/...c_13151596.htm
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    Re: South Korea to provide A/H1N1 vaccines for Kaesong workers

    S. Korea to Offer Sanitizers to DPRK to Help Stem A/H1N1 Virus
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    South Korea will send hand sanitizers to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) next Monday to help stem spread of A/H1N1 virus there, the government in Seoul said Friday.

    A 27-member South Korea delegation will deliver sanitizers worth one billion won (867,000 U.S. dollars) to the DPRK via the road to the border town of Kaesong, Seoul's Unification Ministry said.

    The DPRK has yet to respond to the offer, the ministry said.

    It is the second batch of flu-related aid to the DPRK, following the first-ever humanitarian assistance to Pyongyang from the current administration of President Lee Myung-bak late last year, when the country sent antiviral drugs for about 500,000 people.

    In December last year, Pyongyang acknowledged the A/H1N1 flu outbreak in the country and accepted Seoul's offer of medical aid.


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    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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