US declaration on UN reform is not organization’s document - LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 24, 13:34
US not to strike on DPRK as it is aware Pyongyang has nuclear weapon - LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 24, 13:32
US forces assist Syrian opposition force in crossing IS positionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 24, 12:55
Putin discusses Russia’s economy growth with ministersBusiness & Economy September 24, 2:38
Lavrov warns against partition of SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 23, 0:00
Lavrov calls to coordinate Russian, US military action in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 21:05
Lavrov blames Obama administration for souring Russia-US tiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:41
Waging war on Korean Peninsula inadmissible, says LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:36
Russian Northern Fleet completes drills in ArcticMilitary & Defense September 22, 18:01
TOKYO, October 23. /TASS/. North Korean authorities on Thursday made public a decision to close entry for foreign tourists in the wake of the spread of the Ebola virus disease (EVD). Reports in the Japanese media said the ban was to go in effect as of Friday.
It was not known at the time of reporting how long the ban would remain effective but the authorities in Pyongyang said it would embrace all foreign tourists regardless of their nationality.
Korean Central News Agency issued a report earlier on Thursday saying a range of measures was being taken in the country to avert a spread of the EVD, but it did not say anything about a ban on inbound foreign tourism.
The World Health Organization said on Wednesday the number of people infected with the EVD had reached 9,936 and 4,877 patients had died of the disease. The majority of cases have been registered in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
There are no registered vaccines or medicines against the virus but several countries, including Russia, are currently testing the experimental vaccines.