North Korea: total lockdown after detection of first covid case

North Korea: total lockdown after detection of first covid case

North Korean President Kim Jong-un imposed a total lockdown following the discovery of the first case of covid-19 in the country on Thursday.

This dreaded first case was detected during tests carried out on Sunday, May 8, in the city of Pyongyang, on sick and feverish people.

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un announced an “extreme emergency” virus control system after a politburo crisis meeting.

Hours later, he ordered a nationwide lockdown.

He called on “all cities and counties in the country to carefully confine their territories”.

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