North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered two people to be hanged, a ban on fishing in the sea and the closure of the capital Pyongyang as part of a measure to prevent the corona virus and economic damage. At present, both the hanged people have not been identified. This information was given by the South Korean intelligence agency to its MPs on Friday.
The lawmakers told reporters after attending a private meeting of the National Intelligence Service (NIS) that the Kim government had ordered its diplomats abroad to refrain from doing anything that would provoke the US because it would be under the leadership of newly elected President Joe Biden Concerns about possible stance towards North Korea.
MP Hae Tae-kyung quoted the NIS as saying that Kim is very angry about the epidemic and its economic impact and is taking unscrupulous steps. He said the NIS told lawmakers that North Korea hanged a high-profile money changer in Pyongyang last month. He was hanged after being found guilty of a falling exchange rate. In August, a top official was hanged for violating government regulations banning imported goods from abroad.
South Korea’s National Intelligence Service told lawmakers that North Korea also banned fishing and salt production to protect seawater from being infected with the virus. North Korea recently imposed a lockdown in Pyongyang and northern Jangang province in the wake of virus concerns.