[정치]North Korea raises’highest level’ in quarantine…’emergency’ ahead of January party conference

North Korea raises the highest level of quarantine… Emergency ahead of the January party conference
North Korea upgrades to’super-express level’ again to fight COVID-19
Some shops, restaurants, etc. are discontinued… Resident movement restrictions


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The North Korean authorities have recently raised the level of quarantine again to the highest level while the corona 19 diagnostic tests have been significantly increased.

As the winter season enters, concerns about the spread of infection have increased, and the 8th Labor Party Congress is one month ahead of the situation, and all efforts are being made on quarantine.

Reporter Lee Gyo-jun.

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The North Korean authorities have raised the level of quarantine back to the’super-express level’.

This is the third time following last February and July.

Some shops, restaurants, and public baths have been closed, and residents’ movement has also been restricted.

Chosun Central Broadcasting reported that “we are making strict adherence to emergency quarantine rules and order in accordance with the restoration of super-high-end emergency quarantine measures.”

The’Super Special’ stage is the highest level of quarantine, and is a measure to block all spaces on the ground, sea, and air, and to stop meetings and studies.

The North Korean authorities claim that there are no confirmed cases yet, but an unusual air current is detected, such as the recent surge in prosecutors.

Edwin Salvador, head of the WHO Pyongyang office, said, “In the past few weeks, North Korea has been conducting an average of 1,000,600 corona 19 tests per week.”

Based on the WHO data, this is a notable increase, as only about 17,000 North Koreans had undergone diagnostic tests by the 25th of last month.

[신영전 / 한양대 의대 교수 : (북한이) 의진자(감염 의심 환자)라고 공식적으로 발표한 숫자가 중요한데 그 숫자가 지금 7천 명 정도였는데 최근까지… 그 숫자가 늘어났다면 집단감염이 발생하니까 더 강력한 조치, 단계로 옮겨간 것 같습니다.]

The North Korean authorities are tightening the reins of quarantine more than a month before the 8th Party Congress.

This is because at least 1,000 members of the party are expected to attend the conference, which will present the mid- to long-term goals and policy direction.

The National Intelligence Service also recently raised the possibility that the North Korean Party Congress will be delayed in the aftermath of Corona 19 in a private report by the National Assembly Intelligence Committee.

YTN Kyojun Lee[[email protected]]is.

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