Authorities in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, have ordered a five-day quarantine amid rising cases of an unspecified respiratory disease. Covid-19 was not mentioned in the announcement. Citizens were told to stay in their homes in the market and do fire checks several times each day.
Authorities in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang have ordered a five-day lockdown as the respiratory disease and cases escalate.
According to Seoul-based NK News, which monitors North Korea, the announcement made no mention of Covid-19, but residents were told to stay at home until the end of Sunday and do fever checks several times each day.
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The news site reported that Pyongyang residents were stockpiling goods in anticipation of stricter measures.
It is unclear whether other parts of NorthKorea are implementing new restrictions.
NorthKorea acknowledged its first Covid-19 outbreak in 2022, but declared victory over the virus in August.
Lacking widespread testing tools, the country has never disclosed how many people have been infected with the novel coronavirus.