North Korean leader Kim Jong Un convened an emergency meeting of the Labor Party’s central committee on Sunday after the country’s authorities discovered his first suspected coronavirus in Kaesong, which they chose to block access to the city.
The North Korean authorities said that he was a person who “illegally” crossed the border through South Korea on July 19, the North Korean news agency KCNA reported.
Therefore, they indicated that several tests have been performed and contacts that the suspect patient of COVID-19 who is in quarantine may have further investigated.
“Immediately after the announcement, preventive measures were taken to block the city of Kaesong completely,” the authorities emphasized, creating a “state of emergency” in the region to avoid possible contagion.
The North Korean regime has announced plans to increase surveillance in border areas to curb the possible spread of the coronavirus. Pyongyang has not yet identified a case of COVID-19, although the disease has spread to 188 countries and territories and has its origin in China, a neighbor of North Korea and one of the few countries with which there are relationships. commercially and politically.