- North Korea has implemented a number of measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, though its claims of zero cases and fatalities is highly unlikely.
- The government has halted tourism and shut down most of its border, though trade with China has continued.
- Photos from inside the country in recent weeks show residents and workers taking precautions such as wearing masks and gloves.
- But images of cramped classrooms and government meetings show challenges in implementing social-distancing measures, and experts have noted that the country lacks a healthcare infrastructure to combat a pandemic.
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Like most countries around the world, North Korea has taken a number of drastic measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
The Hermit Kingdom has so far reported zero cases and zero fatalities, though it’s unlikely that’s actually true.
Photos from inside the country in recent weeks show masked residents and workers, temperature checks, and efforts to disinfect imported goods and public transportation.
Amid the lockdown, speculation has also run rampant regarding the whereabouts of the country’s leader Kim Jong Un, who hasn’t been seen in public since April 11.
Here’s what life inside North Korea looks like as the country battles the outbreak.