Just a few days after the first officially confirmed corona cases were announced, the number of new infections in North Korea has increased dramatically. In view of the chaotic situation, more and more nations are offering their support. But will the country allow help?

Coming to the aid of North Korea is a fine art. Whether it was about wheat, coal or medicine in the past – it almost seemed as if the hardcore dictatorship of the Kim family clan had to kneel down to be allowed to donate something to their desperately poor people.