DPRK declares state of emergency after Kaesong city reports suspected COVID-19 case

新華網| 2020-07-26 15:27:44|Editor: huaxia
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Kim Jong Un, the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), declared a state of emergency in Kaesong after the border city reported a suspected case of COVID-19, said Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Sunday. Kim said he took preemptive measures on Saturday to completely block Kaesong city and isolate each district and region immediately after the case was reported. The suspected case, a defector who returned to the DPRK city of Kaesong from South Korea on July 19 after illegally crossing the demarcation line, was put under strict quarantine as a primary step, said the KCNA. So far, the DPRK has not reported any confirmed case of COVID-19.