North Korea tells foreigners in country to stick to COVID-19 protocols
SEOUL (SOUTH KOREA) – In the wake of North Korean authorities announcing that they are probing the first coronavirus case, the government has warned foreigners living in Pyongyang to adhere to steps taken to tackle the spread of the virus, the Russian embassy said on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, the foreign ministry issued a notice telling foreigners not to leave the city or hold meetings. They were also told to wear face masks, the embassy said in a post on Facebook.
The country declared a state of emergency and implemented tougher curbs to halt the spread of the virus, said state media. It also locked down the town of Kaesong which is near the border with the South.
State television showed people wearing protective gear and disinfecting buildings in the capital.
Temperature checks, hand wash facilities and sanitiser dispensers have been set up in public places, including malls, restaurants and hotels, said a WHO statement.
(Photos syndicated via Reuters)
This story has been edited by BH staff and is published from a syndicated field