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North Korea calls for tougher coronavirus curbs

Kim Jong Un chairs government meeting, but wears no mask in photographs

SEOUL (Reuters) -- North Korea called for tougher and more thorough countermeasures to keep citizens safe from the fast-spreading coronavirus at a meeting where leader Kim Jong Un presided, state media said on Sunday.

North Korea continues testing for the virus, with more than 500 people in quarantine, but has no confirmed infections yet, a country representative of the World Health Organization told Reuters this week.

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