News from North Korea: Kim Kong-un dictatorship locks schools to prevent COVID-19 | World | News

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The claim comes from Daily NK, a South Korean publication that obtains stories from a network of informants in the North. Speaking to the newspaper, a source said: “In addition to the vacation order, all universities, elementary schools, colleges and high schools were ordered to disinfect all classrooms from June 29-30 in cooperation with provincial, municipal and departmental disease prevention authorities.

“The paper seals were ordered to be placed on the classroom doors on Monday. “North Korea is a brutal dictatorship and all its citizens caught providing information to the Daily NK are at risk of serious repercussions.

According to the Daily NK, both staff and students participated in the disinfection of North Korean schools before July 1.

A source said: “A disinfectant in the form of a spray, liquid and powder was sent by the central disease control committee and arrived [at schools] June 26.

“The students and staff disinfected the schools for three days.

“They started at 7:30 a.m. and then came back after lunch to continue working from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.”

Students living outside the North Korean capital Pyongyang have reportedly been ordered to return home over the past vacation.

According to the source: “They were ordered to leave the city between June 30 and the evening of July 2.

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Speaking at a political bureau meeting earlier this month, Kim Jong-un said his country was a “shining example” of coping with the disease.

However, North Korean claims are widely distrusted by the international medical community.

North Korea cut itself off from the outside world from January 30 to protect itself from COVID-19.

Since that date, very few people have been allowed in or out of the secret dictatorship.

In North Korea, it is mandatory to wear a mask in public while large gatherings are prohibited.

According to WHO, 922 people have been tested for coronavirus in North Korea, all tested negative.

However, Oliver Hotham, editor of NK News, has expressed doubts about the claim.

Speaking to the BBC earlier this month, he said, “It is very unlikely that she has seen any cases because she borders China and South Korea.”

The coronavirus is native to the Chinese province of Wuhan.

The closures imposed to control its spread have caused economic damage and chaos in much of the world.



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