The situation in the North Korean capital Pyongyang is said to be terribly difficult, according to the Russians.
The totalitarian state, which has still not confirmed a single case of covid-19, has introduced very strict coronary restrictions to prevent infection.
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 tolerate the restrictions that are stricter than ever, the most acute lack of necessary goods, including medicines, and the inability to cope with health problems, the embassy writes.
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.
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In February, eight Russian diplomats traveled with their families 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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