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North Korea introduces lockdown in signs of ‘first’ coronavirus case – Sydney Morning Herald

North Korea has steadfastly said it has no single virus case on its territory, a claim questioned by outside experts.

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Describing its anti-virus efforts as a matter of national existence, North Korea earlier this year shut down nearly all cross-border traffic, banned foreign tourists and mobilised health workers to quarantine anyone with symptoms. But the Kaesong lockdown is the first such known measure taken in a North Korean city to stem the pandemic.
Foreign experts say a coronavirus outbreak in North Korea could cause dire consequences because of its poor public health care infrastructure and chronic lack o…

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