SEOUL – North Korea is taking a serious anti-infectious disease even at the expense of huge economic losses, as the nation guarantees its life and safety, state media said Tuesday. Its the first priority.

The report, Uriminzokkiri, a North Korean propaganda website, is believed to be the first time the country has been aware of economic losses caused by the disease.

Pyongyang has not reported any confirmed coronavirus infections, but the country is stepping up its separate efforts and border controls.

Uriminzokkiri states: "It is not something that can be easily decided and implemented by anyone to take strong preventive efforts to prevent the spread of the outbreak of Kuwaiti 19 and the resulting catastrophe while suffering. Great economic loss. ”

By Chhouk Bora