ANKARA

North Korea temporarily stopped the entry of foreign tourists into the country amid the recent outbreak of the fatal coronavirus in China, according to local media. 

“North Korea will block its border with China temporarily from Wednesday to all foreign travelers as part of precautionary efforts to block the spread of the virus,” Yonhap news agency quoted Young Pioneer Tours, a tour agency specializing in travel to the North.

No confirmed case has been reported in North Korea yet, Yonhap reported.

North Korea is “closely” cooperating with the World Health Organization to prevent the outbreak of the coronavirus, Yonhap

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