May 23, 2024

North Korea risking “huge economic loss” with coronavirus measures: state media

Uriminzokkiri hails ruling party's "super special quarantine measures" against novel coronavirus

North Korean media on Tuesday hailed the country's "super special quarantine measures" aimed at stemming a potential outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), despite the risk of "huge economic loss" incurred by the precautions.

The article, carried by the externally-focused Uriminzokkiri, is the first time a DPRK media outlet has noted the economic risks tied to Pyongyang's strict coronavirus prevention measures, now in place for over a month.

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