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Wed Jan 25, 2023, 12:24 AM

Five-day COVID-19 lockdown imposed in Pyongyang

Source: al-Jazeera

North Koreans are panic-buying food ahead of a five-day lockdown of the capital Pyongyang triggered by rising cases of respiratory illnesses.

Residents will be required to stay in their homes until the end of Sunday and submit to multiple temperature checks every day.

Read more: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/1/25/five-day-covid-19-lockdown-imposed-in-pyongyang

These poor people, held hostage by the inter-generational Kim Dynasty, are just pathetic.

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C0RI0LANUS Wednesday OP
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regnaD kciN Wednesday #2
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Wed Jan 25, 2023, 12:42 AM

1. Oh my goodness, I just looked at NYTimes (no paywall) - China is reporting a ton of cases and deaths

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all of a sudden, and its way spiking the total world statistics --

World: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/world/covid-cases.html
(no paywall, no quota)

China: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/world/china-covid-cases.html
Jan 24: 1,741,739 new cases, 72,596 new deaths

I was going to comment that East Asia has long been a world Covid hotspot (specifically Japan, S. Korea, Taiwan, though I'm glad these 3 have come down a long way), when I noticed the China reporting surge.

It doesn't show any reporting from N. Korea, but apparently that they have a big problem is something they can't hide anymore.

Dunno, I'm just talking about what the maps and tables say.

Edited to addI looked this morning (1130a ET Jan 25), and the enormous spikeup on Jan 24 is gone, both in the China data and the world data.

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Response to progree (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 01:01 AM

2. I almost expected the official announcement to be...

…”Under the brilliant leadership of Dear Leader, we still haven’t had a single case of COVID – and, to make sure that remains the case, and that Western powers don’t infect us with the disease we don’t have, Dear Leader has ordered a five-day precautionary lockdown.”

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 01:14 AM

3. Teflon Man Admired How North Korea Completely Ignored Covid Back In 2020

He wished he could be a Dictator and make it magically disappear in 40 days. He did his best to downplay the virus when it was starting to spread, and people died as a result.

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Response to C0RI0LANUS (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 01:39 AM

4. I feel truly bad for the citizens of Pyongyang.

I feel even worse for the rural citizens of North Korea. Food, medicine and most basic items which were already in short supply are going to be much, much more removed from them now.

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