North Korea says it is free of new viruses amid travel restrictions

SEOUL: He has not had cases of the new coronavirus that is spreading in neighboring China, an official with the state media health ministry said on Sunday.

North Korea has finished most flights with neighboring China and Russia , imposed mandatory quarantines on foreigners who came to international tourism programs and ended, among other measures.

In statements made by state broadcaster KRT, health ministry official Song In Bom said the lack of confirmed cases is not a reason to loosen the efforts.

Just because there is no case of the new coronavirus in our country, we should not feel too relieved, but have civil conscience and work together for prevention, he said.

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