N. Korean man dies of COVID-19 infection-like symptoms
Some North Koreans living in North Pyongan Province suspect that the government is covering up the death of a man who recently died of symptoms similar to those suffering from COVID-19 infections, Daily NK has learned.
The man reportedly died on Feb. 16 after suffering for a week from a fever and other cold-like symptoms.
“The man had been involved in smuggling across the Sino-North Korean border up until early February. He began suffering from what seemed to be a cold and was taking cold medicine but he failed to get better,” a source in North Pyongan Province told Daily NK on Feb. 23.
The man reportedly continued his smuggling activities even after the shutdown of the Sino-North Korean border in late January. ......