Connect with us


North Korea Announces Its First Suspected Covid-19 Case, Patient To Face “Severe Punishment”


Page 58
Source: Financial Times & Deccan Herald

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

North Korea has reported its first suspected Covid-19 case. 

67851E31 179C 4484 Acf7 969Df43B1Bbb

North korean leader, kim jong un

The country’s first patient is believed to have initially fled from North Korea to the South three years ago but illegally returned earlier this month, following reports from Astro Awani.

“An emergency event happened in Kaesong city where a runaway who went to the South three years ago, a person who is suspected to have been infected with the vicious virus – returned on 19th July after illegally crossing the demarcation line,” said KCNA, as quoted by BBC.

North Korean Leader, Kim Jong-un, held an emergency political meeting with top officials to decide to implement a lockdown in the border city of Kaesong. The leader has also launched an investigation to uncover how the patient managed to infiltrate the heavily fortified border, warning those responsible that “a severe punishment” will be given. As of right now, the victim is currently being quarantined while authorities track down those who have been in contact with the patient.


Photograph: jacquelyn martin/ap, taken from the guardian.

While there have been previous allegations of Covid-19 cases in North Korea and Kim Jong-un’s, “extreme measures” taken to curb the spread of the virus, the country has maintained that they have zero instances of patients that have tested positive for Covid-19 until this point. However, analysts say that this is highly unlikely.

Previously, there were allegations that a North Korean official who escaped quarantine to visit a public bath was executed by anonymous informants.


Also read: Did You Know That There Was Once A North Korean Restaurant in Kuala Lumpur?

Pjimage 47

Source: The Guardian

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

Istana Istana
News1 hour ago

YDPA Warded In IJN Due To Leg Injury Since Yesterday

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah has been warded at the royal ward of the National Heart...

Covid Covid
News3 hours ago

Student In UK Gets Covid-19 For The Fourth Time

The deadly virus has not been easy on all of us. A female student named Wharton from the UK was...

Teachers In Politics Teachers In Politics
News7 hours ago

PM: Teachers And KEMAS Staff Are Allowed To Be Involved In Politics Effective Immediately

The government decided to allow teachers and staff of the Training Institute of the Community Development Department (KEMAS) to be...

Johor State Election Confirmed Johor State Election Confirmed
News22 hours ago

Johor MB Announces DUN’s Dissolution, State Elections To Be Held Soon

The Menteri Besar of Johor, Datuk Hasni Mohammad has just announced that the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar...

Johor State Election Soon Johor State Election Soon
News24 hours ago

JUST IN: Johor UMNO Agrees To Hold State Election, MB Meets Sultan Ibrahim To Dissolve DUN

After the recent Melaka and Sarawak State Elections, it seems that yet another state will be dissolving its State Legislative...

Wee Ka Siong 30Kmh Speed Limit Wee Ka Siong 30Kmh Speed Limit
News1 day ago

Transport Minister: Speed Limit In M’sian Cities & Urban Areas May Be Lowered To 30km/h

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong revealed that his ministry will be organising engagement sessions and discussions with...

Ongkili Sabah Flood Victim Aid Fast Ongkili Sabah Flood Victim Aid Fast
News1 day ago

Minister Claims State-Federal Govt Close Rapport Is Why Sabah Flood Victims Received Fast Financial Aid

Following the swift action by the Federal Government in disbursing financial assistance and other aid for flood victims in Sabah,...

Jpj E Testing Jpj E Testing
News1 day ago

JPJ To Launch E-Testing System In April, Officers Will No Longer Sit In Car For Driving Tests

The e-testing system, which measures candidates’ performance through electronic driving tests and generates driving test results directly, will be launched...


Latest Videos