2023 North Korea respiratory disease outbreak

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2023 North Korea respiratory disease outbreak
DiseaseRespiratory tract infection
Virus strainUnknown
SourceRespiratory system
LocationKorean Peninsula
First outbreakPyongyang, North Korea
Arrival dateJanuary 25, 2023 (2023-01-25)–present

An ongoing respiratory disease outbreak in North Korea in 2023, According to the NK News that the reports, the North Korean government has imposed a strict five-day lockdown in the capital city of Pyongyang due to the spread of unknowing respiratory illness.[1]

Outbreak[change | change source]

On 25, January 2023 the respiratory illness occured in the capital of Pyongyang, The notice did not mention Covid but said that the illnesses currently spreading in the capital included the common cold, the report said.[2]

Lockdown[change | change source]

The government order comes a day after NK News, citing sources in Pyongyang, reported that people in the city appeared to be stocking up on goods in anticipation of a lockdown.[3]

It is unclear if other areas have imposed similar lockdowns, and state media has not announced any new measures.[4]

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