The authorities of Pyongyang they ordered a lockdown five days due to the increase in cases of an “unspecified respiratory disease”. This was reported by the media NK News based in Seoul, citing a government notice, the first in eight months. Yesterday the same media reported on people iNotify of impending closure and intent on stocking up on goods. As fearing that it may extend beyond the indicated period. The notice states that one of the diseases currently widespread in the capital is the common cold while Covid-19 is not mentioned. According to the notice, residents are required to stay indoors until Sunday. And they will have to undergo temperature controls many times a day. It is not clear whether the notice also applies to other cities in the North Korea.
Covid-19 and North Korea
Kim-Jong-Un’s country said last August that it had completely eradicated Covid-19 from its territory. A statement that experts have judged as “highly implausible”. A similar warning had been issued at the beginning of May 2022when the cases of COVID-19 had exploded for the first time nationwide. The notice did not specify the duration of the lockdownwhich he ultimately went on to two weeks. In recent days, however, state television broadcast a documentary in which the management of the Covid-19 pandemic was exalted. The documentary broadcast by kctv extension highlighted the “great victory of the quarantine” during the health crisis. Then he reviewed all the containment measures of the regime and the testimonies of survivors of the disease.
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