June 17, 2021

NK News is hiring

North Korea orders citizens to stay inside over COVID-19 dust storm fears

DPRK authorities have made similar orders several times since going into national lockdown in early 2020

North Korea once again told citizens working in its capital city to remain indoors throughout Wednesday due to an anticipated dust storm, multiple informed sources told NK News. The move appears to be related to the country's fears that yellow dust traveling from overseas could carry COVID-19 into the DPRK.

The notification was distributed on Tuesday evening to embassies and to local citizens, sources said, marking the third-time NK News has now reported on such requests covering Pyongyang since North Korea deployed robust anti-COVID-19 measures in early 2020.