September 26, 2020

Some North Koreans defying coronavirus prevention rules, state media complains

Rodong Sinmun condemns "unacceptable" behavior by some cadres as DPRK releases 3650 from quarantine

Some North Koreans are actively opposing or being uncooperative with nationwide efforts to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the country's state media complained on Monday, describing the behavior as "absolutely unacceptable."

The article, carried in the ruling party daily the Rodong Sinmun, reported that many DPRK citizens had served to "slow down the tightening-up" of emergency quarantine measures because of their view that "the infectious disease did not flow into our country yet."