Crisis of punishment for residents who hosted and attended weddings despite’distance’ regulations

Onseong-gun, North Hamgyeong Province, North Korea. / Photo = Daily NK

It is reported that residents who have married for violating the North Korean authorities’ distant quarantine regulations related to the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19) and those who attended the event are in danger of being punished.

A source from North Hamgyeong Province told Daily NK on the 18th, “Even in the government’s distance-distance policy to reduce the damage caused by the epidemic in Onseong, residents who have invited many people to the wedding and the residents who attended the wedding are in danger of punishment.”

According to sources, on the 30th of last month, the family of Jeong-mo in their late twenties in Onseong invited residents of the People’s Class, such as close relatives, and members of the affiliated organization as guests to hold a wedding ceremony.

Before Corona 19, there was a custom in the neighborhood where there was a wedding or sixtieth birthday party, and the residents took all the family members of the house, so the Jung family secretly invited a minimum number of people in case the local residents might be upset. The source said that it was considered a problem as a violation of the rules.

The source explained, “The fact that the wedding ceremony was held was immediately brought to the Onseong-gun Party Committee and the Ministry of Security, and the residents who went to the wedding are unable to release their hearts because they are growling to unconditionally turn it into a case.”

In fact, it is a message that the military government instructed the organizations to which the residents attending the wedding were to’make the parties write criticism and conduct an ideological struggle to reflect on it’.

In addition, the military party promulgated that it would legally punish those who violate the quarantine regulations through the Ministry of Security and said,’If you want to avoid the punishment, apply to solve the materials necessary for national construction. Residents who don’t even do this are said to be punished unconditionally.’

The source said, “The cost of the support materials that were allocated to the table was not high, but the terrified residents began to solve the support materials too, and most of them produced not a small amount of supplies, such as offering 10 kg of pork or tens of kg of grain.” Among them, residents who have not had a hard time living are fearful that they will face legal punishment.”

In the meantime, even with the national quarantine regulations of strict social distancing, the Jung family who called people at the wedding are known to be subject to legal punishment regardless of whether or not supplies are provided, a source said.

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