CORONAVIRUS SUSPECT EXECUTED IN NORTH KOREA
A trade official has reportedly been killed by a firing squad after defying coronavirus quarantine orders in the authoritarian Asian country, while a National Security Agency official was sent to work on a farm for similar offences
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.
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.