Extension of the quarantine period for the thorough prevention of “COVID-19”

The uneasiness and concern for the rapid transmission of “COVID-19”globally is growing day by day in the international society.
DPR Korea has taken active preventive measures to block this communicable disease that is threatening the life of the people from entering to the country at the very initial stage of the outbreak of “COVID-19”
Following the national emergency actions, Non-permanent Central Public Health Leading Committee has announced to switch the hygiene and anti-epidemic system into the State emergency anti-epidemic system till the risk of “COVID – 19” finally disappears and intensively conducting the hygiene and anti-epidemic works socially.
With the fact that the number of the infected and the dead from the “COVID-19”is increasing at the neighboring regions of DPR Korea and many other countries of the world, recent study finds that the incubation period of the novel Corona Virus is 24 days.
In this regards, as the transmission of the communicable disease is enlarging as the serious problem that might cause an international disaster, Non-permanent Central Public Health Leading Committee thoroughly blocking the channel from importing the “COVID-19”, further discussed the issues to extend the quarantine period and strictly adopting it to secure the safety of the State and the life of the people. They have submitted the discussed points to the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly.
The Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, DPR Korea has reviewed the proposal from the Non-permanent Central Public Health Leading Committee in accordance with the Prevention Law of the Communicable Disease, approved and decided.
According to the decision urgently adopted by the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, it extends the quarantine period to 30 days tentatively in the Republic for the prevention of “COVID-19”.
All the institutions and sectors of the state as well as the foreigners residing and staying in the country should follow this decision without any question.
Non-permanent Central Public Health Leading Committee is taking measures in line with the decision by the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly.