North Korea Locks Down Town After First Suspected COVID-19 Case

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North Korea Locks Down Town After First Suspected COVID-19 Case
Kim Jong-un locked down the town of Kaesong after a person began exhibiting symptoms.
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North Korea locked down a border town in response to its first suspected case of COVID-19.

North Korean state media, KCNA, reported Sunday Kim Jong-un locked down the southern town of Kaesong after a person began exhibiting symptoms.

KCNA said the person deserted North Korea three years ago for South Korea, but returned illegally last week. 

State media said the person has since been placed into quarantine. Additionally, North Korea is interviewing people they've come into contact with requiring anyone who visited Kaesong to quarantine.

If confirmed, this would be North Korea's first reported case since the coronavirus pandemic began.

However, many foreign experts have doubted that claim, and worry a coronavirus outbreak could exasperate North Korea's health care network and medical supplies.