2,280 citizens in quarantine in North Korea

2,280 citizens in quarantine in North Korea

Agency News

North Korea says about 2,280 citizens and two foreigners remain under coronavirus quarantine after authorities released thousands of people in past weeks who were confirmed to have no symptoms.

The Associated Press news agency quoted the North's official Korean Central News Agency as saying on Friday that Pyongyang will maintain an alert status as the virus continues to spread across the world.

North Korea has not publicly confirmed a single case of the coronavirus illness, but state media has described anti-virus efforts as a matter of "national existence."