North Korea threatens to shoot people from China who cross the border because of the corona virus.
This was stated by Chinese authorities who appealed to their citizens to stay away from the North Korean border.
Quoting Reuters, Chinese citizens announced a written notice to stay away from the North Korean border because the country was very serious about handling corona.
“We were told that we might be killed if we were too close to the border area,” said a restaurant owner in Jian, the border city of China-North Korea.
“Residents of the cities of Jian and Baishan in China are warned that people who are too close to the border may be shot,” three residents told Reuters.
Residents are prohibited from fishing, grazing, or littering near the Yulu river (a barrier between China-North Korea).
Because of the corona virus, North Korea has also asked China to tighten border controls if it does not want its citizens to be shot and killed.
“Public security organs will monitor the border 24 hours a day and anyone who violates will face administrative detention,” Chinese police said.
A propaganda official Jian, who declined to be named, said that the Chinese Government had indeed issued an announcement, which read:
“During the epidemic prevention period, any activity including fishing in the Yalu River or shouting at North Korea across the river is strictly prohibited.”
North Korea imposed a strict entry ban during the last global epidemic, including the 2014 Ebola outbreak.
Although it has not yet reported the corona virus case, experts say the country has taken serious steps.
The country under the leadership of dictator Kim Jong Un began to limit travel and trade from China.
Most flights and trains in and out of North Korea have been restricted, even foreign diplomats in Pyongyang have been quarantined for a month.