North Korea quarantines nearly 10,000 amid coronavirus fears

North Korea has reportedly placed roughly 10,000 people under quarantine over coronavirus fears, but still has not confirmed a single case of the virus.

About 40 percent of those under quarantine have been released after showing no symptoms, according to The Korea Herald, citing state media reports.

The Hermit Kingdom in mid-February doubled the quarantine period for those at-risk to contracting coronavirus to a month, the report said.

Meanwhile, people in North Korea who may have come into contact with foreigners have been isolated for more than 40 days.

South Korea on Monday reported an additional 69 cases, raising the country’s total to 7,382. They now have the second-highest total of cases, behind China.

With Post wires

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