August 18, 2022

500 people remain under quarantine in North Korea, state media says

DPRK continues to claim no cases of COVID-19, though admits some cadres not taking threat as seriously as they should

500 people remain under "medical observation" in North Korea, state media reported Friday, as part of efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the country.

Party daily the Rodong Sinmun last week reported that around 2280 people nationwide remained under quarantine, with Friday's reporting suggesting that roughly 1780 citizens were released in the past week.