The DPRK shut down the city on the border with South Korea on the background of the epidemic COVID-19

The DPRK has strengthened anti-epidemic measures and shut down Kaesong, on the border with South Korea. This was announced by the Central news Agency (KCNA).

It is reported that the authorities took the decision after an emergency meeting of the Politburo of the ruling party. Although these measure are taken on the background of the worldwide distribution of the infection COVID-19, the KCNA virus is not expressly mentioned. Earlier, the Central newspaper of the Republic, "Rodong Sinmun" reported the threat of a catastrophe in the city.

Residents Casona obliged to observe strict measures of isolation. Authorities organized a massive testing began to provide residents with masks, protective clothing, disinfectants, medicines, food, hygiene products, fuel.

According to the portal "URI minjok of Kiri" state of the DPRK Committee for the peaceful reunification of the Motherland, a dangerous situation in Kaesong came as a result of illegal crossing on 19 July, the military demarcation line from South Korea for former North Korean defector.

It is alleged that he infected "malignant virus", have been established by numerous tests. The authorities have isolated this person, are searching for anyone he could contact, to isolate them and to prevent epidemic.

In this regard, on 25 July was convened by the extraordinary expanded meeting of the Politburo of the party Central Committee with the participation of the country's leader Kim Jong-UN. On it, in particular, decided to investigate the incident with crossing the military demarcation line, a former defector and "severely punish" the perpetrators.