N. Korean workers confined to dormitories in China
North Korean workers at factories and restaurants in China have become confined to their dormitories as the Chinese government continues to fight the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, Daily NK sources reported yesterday.
“North Korean restaurants and factories with North Korean workers have all closed in China’s Liaoning and Jilin provinces,” a source in China told Daily NK on Feb. 6.
“All restaurant managers and employees are confined to their dormitories. Workers at factories are in the same situation,” he added.
Some North Korean traders and workers in China are concerned about how they will survive without an income while restaurants and factories remain closed and trade across the Sino-North Korean border remains suspended, Daily NK sources said.
A source in North Pyongan Province told Daily NK that some of the workers’ parents who live in Pyongyang are so worried that their confined children are starving they have been sending money through Chinese traders to help them through this difficult time. ......