June 03, 2023

North Korea releases an additional 1710 people from quarantine

News comes as DPRK appears increasingly confident that "super-special" measures against COVID-19 are working

North Korea has released 1710 people previously under government-mandated quarantine over fears of the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), state media reported on Friday, among them 70 foreigners.

"Along with strengthening the isolation and medical observation on the foreigners entering our country, an additional 70 such subjects -- who are not showing suspected symptoms -- were released from isolation," the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and party daily the Rodong Sinmun reported on Friday.