TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A North Korean trade official has reportedly been executed by firing squad for going to a public bath, in violation of his coronavirus quarantine after having returned from China.
The execution came on the heels of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's decision to close off its borders to China on Jan. 30 and impose "rule by military law."
Although North Korea has not reported a single coronavirus case, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), Kim and his government have employed drastic measures to prevent the coronavirus from entering the country.
International traffic has been blocked and any visitors wishing to enter the capital city of Pyongyang will be screened, reported Now News.
North Korea leader Kim Jong-un.