September 26, 2023

North Koreans “forbidden” from dining out while coronavirus threat persists

Despite reports of coronavirus outbreaks in the country, DPRK insists no confirmed cases

North Koreans are "strictly forbidden" from gathering in public places such as restaurants, ruling party daily the Rodong Sinmun said on Tuesday, as the country continues now weeks-long quarantine efforts to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

In a report that comes amid mounting claims that there may be suspected or confirmed cases of the coronavirus -- known officially as COVID-19 -- DPRK state media on Tuesday continued to insist there have been no confirmed cases, reiterating propaganda on quarantine measures conducted throughout the country.