Only 12 North Korean defectors have made it to South Korea between April and June this year
To address the spread of coronavirus in Asia, six months ago North Korea completely closed its borders, sealing off the country like never before.
In late January 2020, North Korea moved quickly against the virus – sealing off its borders and later quarantining hundreds of foreigners in the capital, Pyongyang. It also closed schools, and put tens of thousands of its citizens into isolation.
As to how this has impacted North Koreans defecting, from official figures, only 12 defectors have made it to South Korea between April and June this year – the lowest number on record.
This entry was posted in DPRK Government, North Korean refugee by Grant Montgomery.