April 23, 2024

North Korea closes new hot springs resort, other public sites due to coronavirus

Ban on operation of “public amenities” took effect on February 25, English-language Pyongyang Times reports

North Korea has officially closed some “public amenities” such as the brand new Yangdok Hot Springs Resort in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, state media announced on Thursday.

“As part of the emergency effort for preventing COVID-19, the DPRK government on Feb 25 imposed a temporary ban on the operation of public amenities,” according to the English-language Pyongyang Times.

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