North Korea declared a state of emergency on Sunday after a man in the country was suspected of being positive for COVID-19.
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Kim declared a state of emergency and imposed a blockade on Kaesong, reportedly calling it a “critical situation in which it could be said that the malicious virus has entered the country.”
“An emergency occurred in the city of Kaesong, where a fugitive who went south three years ago, a man suspected of being infected with the vicious virus, returned on July 19 after illegally crossing the line,” he said. KCNA.
It is unclear whether the person has yet been tested for COVID-19. According to the KCNA, “an uncertain result was obtained from several medical examinations of the secretion of the upper respiratory tract and blood of this person.”
North Korea has imposed strict border restrictions since the beginning of the pandemic. The country’s residents were under massive quarantine, which was recently eased.
North Korea says there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.