The North Korean regime has announced an increase in surveillance in border areas to curb the possible spread of the coronavirus days after the leader, Kim Jong Un, called on him to be “on high alert” for an officially on-alert illness Leave cases in the Asian country.
The North Korean government’s official newspaper, Minju Joson, has reported that North Korea “has completely closed its border, airspace, and territorial waters and is further intensifying its efforts to completely prevent the arrival of the new corona virus.”
“We are taking preventive measures to improve border and coastal surveillance,” the South Korean news agency Yonhap said.
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 it has relationships. commercially and politically.
Last week, Kim asked the population not to be on the alert, as the possibility of prematurely lifting the measures could trigger “an unimaginable and irreparable crisis”. The ‘Minju Joson’ passed the same line this Tuesday.