North Korean leader Kim Jong warns of ‘serious consequences’ if coronavirus spreads to his country

North Korean president, Kim Jong Un has warned that there will be ‘serious consequences’ if the deadly coronavirus enters his country.

Speaking at a ruling party meeting on Saturday February 29th, the young leader called for the country’s anti-epidemic headquarters to strengthen screening and tests and close all ‘channels and space through which the infectious disease may find its way’.

‘In case the infectious disease spreading beyond control finds its way into our country, it will entail serious consequences,’ the agency quoted Kim as saying during the politburo meeting of the Workers’ Party.

According to reports, Kim also called for the strict enforcement of preventive measures against the ‘tricky’ coronavirus(Covid-19) that spreads rapidly and directed that all fields and units in his country should ‘unconditionally’ obey quarantine instructions laid-out by the anti-epidemic headquarters.

The president’s statements on the deadly virus comes barely a day after South Korea confirmed 571 new cases of Coronavirus on Friday February 28, which takes their number to 2,337, the highest in the world outside China, where the disease broke out from. 

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