A North Korean official has reportedly been executed, after going to a public bath while he was meant to be in quarantine for coronavirus, a report in the South has claimed.
The trade official was arrested and immediately shot, when it appears he was risking the spread of the virus by visiting the public bath, the Dong-a Ilbo newspaper said.
The official had been placed in isolation after travelling to China, with Kim Jong-un imposing military law to enforce the lockdown, sources said.
North Korea has not yet confirmed any cases of the virus, but has taken drastic measures to stop it spreading over its border with China.
One newspaper even described the victim as Kim Jong-un’s ex-girlfriend.