December 07, 2023

North Korea lifts sweeping COVID-19 lockdown in Pyongyang: Sources

NK News understands residents now allowed to leave homes, less than three weeks after lockdown began

North Korean authorities lifted the COVID-19 lockdown in Pyongyang at noon Sunday, informed sources told NK News, less than three weeks after the virus controls began due to a nationwide outbreak.

Residents are now allowed to leave their homes, NK News understands, and businesses will open step by step. Authorities are maintaining some restrictions, however, as residents must still undergo temperature checks, use hand sanitizer and follow the instructions of pandemic response workers.