North Korea Tightens Borders To Build COVID-19 ‘Defense Wall’

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North Korea has tightened its borders to build a “wall of defense” against the COVID-19 pandemic, state media said on Sunday.
The Hermit Kingdom has increased the number of its guard posts and “was building a strong defensive wall at its borders,” CNN reported, citing the state-run central Korean news agency.

The country is also working to “completely eliminate uncivilized and unsanitary elements that could help make way for the spread of an epidemic” during the winter, according to the report.

These measures will include new rules on adventures at sea and the collection of potentially contaminated materials.

South Korean intelligence officials told lawmakers that North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has banned fishing and salt production to prevent seawater from being infected with the virus.

North Korean soldiers in the demilitarized zone.
North Korean soldiers in the demilitarized zone.Park Tae-hyun / Korea Pool via AP, file

Ha Tae-keung, one of the South Korean officials briefed on the matter, said he was told the bully is showing “excessive anger” and taking “irrational measures” in the face of the pandemic and its aftermath. economic.

The new measures come despite North Korea’s insistence that it has not had a single case of COVID-19, although experts outside the country have been skeptical of the claim – stressing that it shares a border with China, the original source of the epidemic.

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