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Hard labor for North Koreans who don’t wear masks

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 30, 2020
North Koreans who fail to wear masks face at least three months of disciplinary labor with harsher penalties for people caught sneaking into China under tough new coronavirus prevention measures, officials in the country told RFA Thursday.
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The punishments, to be enforced by students conscripted into facemask patrols, were rolled out this week in a renewed drive against the spread of the coronavirus that belies Pyongyang’s official claim that the country has stayed virus free.

Topics: North Korea

“Whoever doesn’t wear a mask will be punished with more than three months of disciplinary labor, regardless of who they are,” the source, who asked not to be named in order to speak freely, told RFA’s Korean Service.