N Korean suspected of having coronavirus shot dead
Published : Thursday, 13 February, 2020 at 8:20 PM Count : 1099
A North Korean official has reportedly been executed after he broke the terms of his coronavirus quarantine.
The trade official had been placed in medical quarantine after returning to the authoritarian country from China, UK based Mirror reports.
After the government worker was caught going to a public bath however, he was arrested and immediately shot, North Korean sources told Donga.
A different official, who worked at the country's National Security Agency, was demoted to working on a farm because he hid a recent trip to China.
The North Korean government has claimed that there have been no cases of coronavirus within its borders but this has not been independently verified.