Pyongyang’s skyline with the pyramid-shaped Ryugyong Hotel seen in the distance. Authorities on Wednesday ordered a five-day lockdown of the North Korean capital after an unspecified respiratory illness outbreak. Photo: AFP
Pyongyang’s skyline with the pyramid-shaped Ryugyong Hotel seen in the distance. Authorities on Wednesday ordered a five-day lockdown of the North Korean capital after an unspecified respiratory illness outbreak. Photo: AFP
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North Korea orders lockdown in capital Pyongyang after respiratory illness outbreak

  • A government notice didn’t mention Covid-19, but said that residents in the city are required to stay in their homes through the end of Sunday
  • Pyongyang residents were seen stocking up on goods in anticipation. It’s unclear if other areas of the country have imposed new lockdowns

Pyongyang’s skyline with the pyramid-shaped Ryugyong Hotel seen in the distance. Authorities on Wednesday ordered a five-day lockdown of the North Korean capital after an unspecified respiratory illness outbreak. Photo: AFP
Pyongyang’s skyline with the pyramid-shaped Ryugyong Hotel seen in the distance. Authorities on Wednesday ordered a five-day lockdown of the North Korean capital after an unspecified respiratory illness outbreak. Photo: AFP
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