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Kim Jong Un locks down Kaesong to prevent pandemic: KCNA

North Korean leader says COVID-19 'could be said to have entered the country'

Barricades are seen on a bridge that leads to the inter-Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex in North Korea, just south of the demilitarized zone, in Paju, South Korea on June 17.   © Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared an emergency and a lockdown in a border town after a person suspected of being infected with the novel coronavirus returned from South Korea after illegally crossing the border, state media said on Sunday.

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