An evacuation flight with foreign diplomats who were quarantined in North Korea has landed in Vladivostok with 103 people onboard, a source on the flight told CNN.  

The source agreed to speak to CNN on condition of anonymity, due to the sensitivity of the situation. 

French and German embassies in North Korea will be temporarily closed, according to the British Ambassador for North Korea, Colin Crooks. Crooks tweeted that the British Embassy would remain open. 

CNN previously reported foreign diplomats had been kept in complete isolation since early February, amid concerns about the potential spread of novel coronavirus inside North Korea. The exact number of foreign diplomats stationed inside the country is unknown, but is estimated to be just a few hundred. 

North Korea has not confirmed a single case of the virus inside the country, but global health experts have warned the country is highly susceptible to an outbreak given its close proximity to China and limited medical capabilities.

Source: CNN News

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