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First Suspect of Corona Found in North Korea, Emergency Imposed in Border Cities

The whole world is currently suffering from the havoc of Corona. But now, the first case of coronavirus has been reported in North Korea, which was untouched by this deadly virus till now

The whole world is currently suffering from the havoc of Corona. But now, the first case of coronavirus has been reported in North Korea, which was untouched by this deadly virus till now. The person is currently being suspected of coronavirus. However, being cautious, North Korea's administration has announced a lockdown in the border areas. According to North Korea's official news agency KCNA, a person who came from South Korea illegally crossed the border this month has been found infected with Covid-19. As soon as this information came, Kim Jong-un called an emergency meeting of the Politburo. Then declared a state of emergency and the city of Kesang was locked.

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North Korea saying so far that there is not a single case of Covid-19 epidemic here

According to the news agency KCNA, the man suspected to be Covid-19 positive had fled to South Korea three years ago. It is being told that not a single case of corona has been reported in North Korea so far. If this person comes out positive of Corona, then the presence of Coronavirus in the country will be by North Korea's the first case. North Korea has been saying so far that there is not a single case of Covid-19 epidemic here.

KCNA said in a statement, "An emergency incident occurred in the city of Kesang. A fugitive who went to South Korea three years ago and is suspected of being infected with the dreaded virus has illegally crossed the border and returned on July 19.The agency did not say whether the man had been tested or not, but said that "an inconclusive result has been reached from many medical check-ups". Authorities have started quarantining the person and searching for his contracts.

Kaesong city, with a population of about 200,000 people is located north of the border with South Korea

However, the lockdown imposed in Kesong is the first step in the country to prevent the spread of infection. Foreign experts say the outbreak of the coronavirus in North Korea can have serious consequences, as its health system is very poor and it lacks medical supplies. Kaesong city, with a population of about 200,000 people, is located north of the border with South Korea. According to KCNA, at the Politburo's emergency meeting on Saturday, Kim also declared a state of emergency in Kesong area. "This is a serious situation in which the ferocious virus is expected to enter the country," he quoted Kim as saying.

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The agency said Kim said he had "taken preventive measures since July 24 by completely closing the city of Kesong and ending contact with each district and region." 'S lapse was also discussed, due to which the suspected patient crossed the border and entered North Korea. The Government of South Korea has not yet commented on North Korea's announcement.

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