September 30, 2020

3920 people under quarantine in North Korea’s South Phyongan, Kangwon provinces

Amid coronavirus concerns, state media reports nearly 7000 now being held for "medical monitoring" in DPRK

North Korea is currently holding around 3920 people under quarantine in South Phyongan Province and Kangwon Province, the country's ruling party daily reported on Sunday, as the DPRK steps-up efforts to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) within its territory.

The DPRK is "strengthening medical observation," the Rodong Sinmun reported, "finding visitors who came back from foreign travel, their contacts, and people with irregular symptoms."