October 23, 2020

Coronavirus prevention a matter of “national survival,” North Korean media says

Rodong Sinmun report comes as DPRK imposes one-month quarantine on foreigners visiting from China

The struggle to prevent the spread of the Chinese coronavirus is one of "national survival" for North Korea, the official organ of the country's ruling party said Wednesday, calling on all citizens to be "actively involved" in efforts to stem the illness.

In an article that comes a day after the DPRK imposed a one-month quarantine on all foreigners visiting from China, the Rodong Sinmun reported that the "fight" to prevent the spread of the virus was being driven ahead "strongly."