North Korea confines its capital Pyongyang due to a “respiratory disease”

North Korean authorities have ordered a five-day lockdown in Pyongyang due to rising cases of an unspecified respiratory illness.

North Korean authorities have ordered a five-day lockdown in Pyongyang due to the spread of a respiratory disease, the Seoul-based website reported on Wednesday. NK Newsciting an advisory issued by the North Korean government.

BREAKING: Pyongyang entered a 5-day lockdown due to “rising” illnesses across the city, NK News has confirmed.

Residents cannot leave their homes and must submit to regular body temperature checks.

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—NK NEWS (@nknewsorg) January 25, 2023

The notice did not specifically mention COVID-19, but asked residents of the North Korean capital to stay at home until Sunday and take their temperatures regularly, according to NK News.

North Korea’s official media continues to outline measures to prevent respiratory illnesses, including the flu, but has not released any lockdown information yet.

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