In a post on Facebook, the Russian embassy writes that foreign diplomatic personnel are leaving Pyongyang, and that there are now fewer than 300 foreigners in the city.
– Not everyone, far from it, can withstand the stricter restrictions than ever before, the most acute shortage of essential goods, including medicines, and the inability to cope with health problems, writes the embassy.
All international air traffic canceled
The UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in North Korea warned in March that coronary restrictions have caused serious economic problems in a country already struggling with food insecurity.
As a result of the pandemic, all international air traffic has been suspended, as has train traffic across the border.
In February, eight Russian diplomats traveled with their families home to Russia, which shares a border with North Korea. Due to the restrictions, they arrived in a train trolley that was pushed by people across the border as a result of the restrictions.
A video of the trolley, which was loaded with suitcases and women, went around the world on social media.
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