COVID-19: North Korea becomes latest country to relax border after pandemic but only to its citizens


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North Korea has become the latest country to reopen its borders following the COVID-19 pandemic - but only to its own citizens. Pyongyang announced its own citizens will be allowed to fly back into the country, with those returning having to quarantine for seven days for "proper medical observation", according to a statement on state television. While details are scant, experts believe North Koreans abroad include students and workers, and were mostly based in allied countries such as China or Russia. North Korea slammed its borders shut after the pandemic started, banning tourism, flying out key diplomats and halting border...