North Korea orders to shoot and kill COVID-19 positive citizens to prevent spread of virus

North Korea which has not declared a single case of the novel coronavirus has issued shoot-to-kill order in terms to curb it.

North Korea which has not declared a single case of the novel coronavirus has issued shoot-to-kill order in terms to curb it.

“They’ve got North Korean SOF (Special Operations Forces) out there. … Strike forces, they’ve got shoot-to-kill orders in place,” told US Forces Korea (USFK) commander Robert Abrams in an online conference held by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington on Thursday.

The border shutdown has increased demand for smuggled goods which has prompted authorities to intervene.

CSIS published a satellite image of North Korea’s Sinpo South naval shipyard, which its experts believe is an activity that could indicate preparations for a test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile.

This act of North Korea would mean denuclearization talks between the US and Pyongyang have failed, despite multiple meetings between Kim and US President Donald Trump.

Pyongyang, capital of North Korea closed its border with China in January to prevent the spread, and in July it had raised the state of emergency to the maximum level.

On Thursday, Trump tweeted, “Kim Jong Un is in good health. Never underestimate him!”