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North Korea says it’s taking ‘more thorough state measures’ to prevent the spread of coronavirus

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North Korea is urging stricter measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, state media reported.
The country has not confirmed any infections, but has quarantined 500 people, according to a representative of the World Health Organization.
On Sunday, the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea adopted a resolution to take “more thorough state measures” to protect people’s lives and safety against the pandemic, according to the Korean Central News Agency.
But state media photographs showed that none of those at the meeting, including leader Kim Jong Un, wore masks or sat unusually far apart from each other.
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SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea called for tougher and more thorough countermeasures to keep citizens safe from the fast-spreading coronavirus at a meeting where leader Kim Jong Un presided, state media said on Sunday.

North Korea continues testing for the virus, with more than 500 people in quarantine, but has no confirmed infections yet, a country representative of the World Health Organization told Reuters this week.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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