North Korea moves to prevent the spread of coronavirus: what we know so far
The economy and humanitarian efforts will likely be affected by strict restrictions on travel in and out of the country
Since January 21, North Korea has introduced a series of increasingly extreme measures to combat the Chinese novel coronavirus and ensure it is prevented from entering the country.
As of February 4, NK Pro understands that tourism is fully prohibited and neither non-resident NGOs nor foreign businesspeople may enter the country. North Korean citizens are also prohibited from crossing the border, either way, with exceptions granted only for the “top 1%,” according to Daily NK.
However, NK Pro understands an exemption still exists for cargo to enter the country by land, from China and Russia.
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