North Korea's capital confined due to "respiratory disease"

North Korea’s capital confined due to “respiratory disease”

North Korea has ordered a five-day confinement in its capital Pyongyang due to a “respiratory illness”, reported a South Korean specialized site.

The move appears to be the first citywide measure taken since the country declared victory over Covid-19 in August 2022.

Residents of Pyongyang have been ordered to stay at home from Wednesday to Sunday and must submit to multiple temperature readings each day, Seoul-based NK News reported, citing a government document.

This text does not mention the Covid-19 but affirms that the cold is among the new diseases which are currently spreading in the capital.

It is not known if other territories are affected by similar confinements and state media have not announced any new measures.

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