N. Korea bans entry into Pyongyang to prevent coronavirus spread

North Korea has prohibited the entry into the capital Pyongyang as part of measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus while locking down cities, including one along the border with China, South Korean lawmakers said Friday.The moves were apparently prompted following instructions by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who has stepped up efforts to keep the virus out of the country.North Korea has cut off traffic to and from China and Russia since earlier this year in the wake of the virus’s outbreak, dealing a crushing blow to the nation’s trade with the two neighbors and, in turn, t…

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