14 February 2020 :
A North Korean official who returned from China has reportedly been executed for going to a public bath in violation of his Coronavirus quarantine, the Dong-a Ilbo news outlet in South Korea reported on 13 February 2020.
The trade official, who had been placed in isolation after traveling to China, was arrested and immediately shot for risking the spread of the deadly disease.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has vowed to “rule by military law” against anyone who leaves quarantine without permission.
Meanwhile, an official at North Korea’s National Security Agency was exiled to work on a farm because he hid a recent trip to China, according to the UK’s Mirror.