October 24, 2020

North Korea slaps typhoon relief work with more COVID-19 restrictions

North Korea orders workers sent to storm-struck Hamgyong to get medical checkups and to avoid “unnecessary” movement

North Korea still hasn’t reported a single confirmed case of COVID-19, but the country is rolling out new regulations to protect against the virus.

Roughly 12,000 “elite” workers dispatched from the capital city to help with flood and typhoon relief are now banned from making “unnecessary movement” — a direct ploy to prevent the spread of COVID-19.