COVID-19 outbreak in Chinese borderlands poses a threat to North Koreans | NK News
June 13, 2024
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COVID-19 outbreak in Chinese borderlands poses a threat to North Koreans

The Jilin province area had 473 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Jan. 29, just 60 miles from the DPRK-China border

Chinese authorities are battling a resurgent outbreak of COVID-19 in a province near North Korea, which experts say could threaten the DPRK’s population if the virus spreads across the border.

Located in China’s frigid northeast, Jilin province had reported no new cases of the novel coronavirus for months, but that changed on Jan. 17, when the provincial health authority announced that confirmed cases increased by 10 to 167 total.

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