September 23, 2023

North Korea increases coronavirus quarantine period to 30 days

Move part of broader "national emergency" steps intended to fight spread of COVID-19, state media says

Update at 1825 KST: a previous version of this article contained a quote by the FAO, which the organisation has since retracted, according to Yonhap News Agency. The quote has been removed.

North Korean authorities have expanded the length of time under which citizens and foreigners must remain in quarantine to 30 days, state media reported Thursday, as Pyongyang takes "emergency" measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.