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North Korea Bars Tourists From China Over Virus Outbreak

By Kyodo News 22 January 2020

BEIJING—North Korean authorities on Wednesday blocked foreign tourists crossing the border from China as a preventive measure after the outbreak of a new coronavirus in its neighbor, according to tourist companies.

Beijing-based Koryo Tours said it was contacted by a business partner in North Korea about the measure on Tuesday, adding Pyongyang’s move may also apply to people traveling from China to North Korea on business.

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