North Korea issued shoot-to-kill orders to prevent coronavirus: US Commander

Vastavam web: The North Korean regime led by Kim Jong-un has issued shoot-to-kill orders to prevent the deadly coronavirus infection from entering the country from China, says commander of US forces. North Korea had reportedly sealed its border with China in January in order to prevent contamination, and in July, its state media said it had raised its state of emergency to the maximum level.

Robert Abrams, the US Forces Korea (USFK) commander, had claimed that the North;s move to seal the borders had resulted in rising demand for smuggled goods, prompting authorities to intervene. The North introduced a new “buffer zone, one or two kilometers up on the Chinese border,” Abrams was quoted as saying by AFP during an online conference organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington on Thursday. “They’ve got North Korean SOF (Special Operations Forces) out there. … Strike forces, they’ve got shoot-to-kill orders in place,” the US commander reportedly said.