PYONGYANG: North Korea has decided to punish citizens who do not wear face masks, with up to three months in prison for violating orders.
According to the details, the North Korean government has warned those who do not wear face masks as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country.
According to sources, the new orders are part of measures taken to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the country, government officials told the media, adding that school and college students would be given responsibilities for this purpose.
Under a campaign, they should enforce the ban strictly by giving duties in different areas and complain to the concerned department about the citizens who do not wear face masks.
A North Korean official told a news agency that an inspection team had been formed in Pyongyang and other cities with police officers and college and high school students to crack down on the men. Will take action against those who do not wear masks.
“Anyone who does not wear a mask will be sentenced to more than three months, regardless of who they are, and no concessions will be made,” he said.
In April, according to media reports, government officials revealed to the public at a public gathering that cases of the coronavirus in North Korea had been confirmed by the end of March.
In addition, foreign experts have expressed doubts about the claim that there are no cases of coronavirus in North Korea.
North Korea has not officially registered a case of the coronavirus, but the government has taken precautionary measures, including banning public gatherings and ordering people to wear face masks.