S Korea delivers swine flu medicine to N Korea

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S Korea delivers swine flu medicine to N Korea
Seoul, Dec 18: In the first humanitarian aid by South Korea after President Lee Myung-bak came to power in 2008 to North Korea, South Korea's convoy trucks delivered swine flu drugs to North Korea on Friday, Dec 18.

Seoul's Unification Ministry, handling inter-Korean affairs stated that S Korea had sent sufficient doses of the antiviral drugs Tamiflu and Relenza for 500,000 North Koreans.

The S Korean's humanitarian aid came after N Korea admitted to the outbreak of swine flu in the country.

In turn Seoul had extended unconditional humanitarian aid to prevent the virus from spreading.

Earlier on Dec 17, N Korea had threatened retaliation over South Korean naval drills around disputed sea border.

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