Sources: N. Korea has released some people from quarantine
Daily NK sources in Ryanggang Province have confirmed North Korean state media reports that some of the North Koreans quarantined between Feb. 1 and Feb. 10 have been released from quarantine.
“When the individuals were placed into quarantine in early February, the authorities had said they would either extend the quarantine period after medical checks or take those individuals out of quarantine within two weeks,” one source in the province explained to Daily NK. “After Kim Jong Il’s birthday [Feb. 16], the authorities issued a surprise extension to the quarantine for 30 more days.”
Some of those who were isolated for the extra month are no longer under quarantine, the source added.
NORTH KOREA SELECTIVELY TERMINATES QUARANTINES
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