North Korea may lift Ebola restrictions soon

December 20, 2014 7:49 AM

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North Korea may lift Ebola restrictions soon

TOKYO – North Korea, never a country to take the threat of foreign invasion lightly, has been under virtual lockdown since October to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. But two leading travel agencies that specialize in the small but growing North Korea market say they have confirmed the North may be ready to open up its doors again soon.

The country has taken some of the strictest Ebola measures outside of west Africa despite having very little contact with any of the countries that have been impacted and being — by any reasonable standard — at a very low risk. Some reports by the state media have insinuated Ebola was created by the...

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