From New York City to Los Angeles, and from Pensacola to Portland, a patchwork of uncoordinated and confusing coronavirus rules are now in place here in the United States, and the controversy couldn’t be more clear.
The American people are annoyed, to say the least, after having been subjected to the isolation and aggravation of this global pandemic for well over 7 months now. So, when officials in Oregon tell us to snitch on our neighbors for having Thanksgiving gatherings, or when even outdoor dining gets shut down, it’s easy to see why we’re so angsty about it.
And while we may think that being punished by the government for the risks we willingly choose to take is silly in and of itself, we can still be thankful that we’re not in North Korea.
In a closed-door briefing to a parliamentary intelligence committee on Friday, the officials told lawmakers that the executed North Korean had brought goods through customs in the city of Sinuiju on North Korea’s border with China, in violation of coronavirus-related quarantine measures.
North Korea has also locked down the capital, Pyongyang, and prohibited fishing and salt production in the ocean as part of its restrictions to block COVID-19, lawmakers cited the intelligence officials as saying.
North Korea has long claimed that they’ve yet to experience a single case of COVID-19, but international experts agree that this is likely impossible, and just another example of Kim Jong Un’s propaganda machine at work.
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