North Korea to cancel April marathon over coronavirus fears


SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea has called off its Pyongyang Marathon scheduled for April after imposing a border lockdown and travel curbs to prevent a coronavirus outbreak, a Western tour company said on Friday.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said it had no indications of the virus having spread to North Korea, after South Korean media suggested a cover-up of cases and deaths by authorities in Pyongyang.

In an online statement, Young Pioneer Tours said, “We have received confirmation from our travel partners in North Korea that the Pyongyang Marathon held in April has been canceled due to the current borders of the DPRK being closed.”

Read more : Reuters


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