Kim Jong sealed NKorea border after suspected COVID outbreak
Kaesong city under loackdown over coronavirus concerns
Seoul, South Korea: North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un placed the city of Kaesong near the border with South Korea under total lockdown after a person was found with suspected coronavirus symptoms. Kim declared a state of emergency and called it a “critical situation” State media KCNA reported.
Kaesong city is the near the border with South Korea and is about 100 miles south of the North Korea’s capital Pyongyang.
The state news agency reported an individual who defected to South Korea three years ago came back across the militarized border that separates the two Korean nations with symptoms that suggested Covid-19.
KCNA reported “A runaway who went to the South three years ago is suspected to have been infected with the vicious virus after illegally crossing the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) on July 19”
North Korea already put ‘maximum emergency system’ and ‘top class alert’ after the suspected Coronavirus case.
Health officials put the person and contacts under quarantine, as well as those who have in Kaesong city in last 5 days, state media reported.