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North Korea lifts coronavirus-linked lockdown from Kaesong border city

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 13 Aug 2020 Print

North Korea lifts coronavirus-linked lockdown from Kaesong border city

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Pyongyan/Sputnik: The North Korean authorities have decided to lift the coronavirus-linked lockdown from the border city of Kaesong, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported on Friday.

On July 26, North Korea said that a man, who had left the country three years ago and illegally arrived back on July 19, was suspected of being infected with COVID-19. The man was detained in Kaesong and his coronavirus test was uncertain.

Later, North Korean media reported that the country had not still confirmed any COVID-19 cases.

However, Kaesong was fully isolated, and the North Korean authorities declared a state of emergency in the city.