A group of Russian diplomats and family members used a hand-pushed rail trolley to leave North Korea this week, amid Pyongyang’s strict anti-coronavirus measures, which include blocking most forms of passenger transport across the border.
- North Korea has all but banned international travel due to COVID-19
- The group of Russians travelled 32 hours just to reach the border
- A hand-pushed trolley was used for more than 1 kilometre to cross the border
North Korea has not reported any confirmed cases of the coronavirus but has imposed crippling border closings, banned most international travel, and severely restricted movement inside the country.
“Since the borders have been closed for more than a year and passenger traffic has been…