December 04, 2020

South Korean official dismisses rumors about North Korea-China border reopening

Nearly 300 days have passed since North Korea closed its borders to shield itself from the “catastrophic” COVID-19 virus

North Korea is unlikely to reopen its border with China anytime soon amid ongoing fears over COVID-19, an official from South Korea’s unification ministry said on Tuesday.

The official appeared to be dismissing a recent October report by the Daily NK, which claimed that China and North Korea agreed to resume cross-border train services and tourism this month, citing an unnamed source.