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Old 02-23-2015, 01:51 PM   #1
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I couldn't help but think how North Korea kept the spread of zombies from their country when reading this.



http://time.com/3718489/north-korea-...oreigners-ban/

North Korea Said to Ban Foreigners From Marathon

7:35 AM ET


Regime reportedly cites Ebola as a concern




North Korea has banned foreigners from participating in the 2015 Pyongyang Marathon, citing concerns over Ebola, a company that facilitates foreign travel to the isolated country said Monday.


“We are sorry to announce that our North Korean partners contacted us this morning with news that the 2015 Pyongyang Marathon has — as of today — been closed to amateur and professional foreign runners,” Koryo Tours said in a statement on its website.



The marathon, scheduled this year for April 12, typically draws a large foreign contingent. Koryo Tours alone had planned to take 500 people to the country for the event, according to Reuters. The company said it planned for March tours to proceed as previously scheduled.


North Korean authorities also reportedly cancelled the annual Mass Games—a gymnastics festival that typically drew a foreign crowd—without providing an explanation.


The North Korean government offered no apparent explanation for its Ebola concerns. The disease has killed thousands of people around the world, but none of the deaths have been in Asia. The country’s government has claimed through state television that Ebola was created by the U.S. government.
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Old 02-23-2015, 02:33 PM   #2
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Better be ready than sorry. Good work nk
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Old 02-24-2015, 02:51 PM   #3
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Just a show I would guess. Most going have deep pockets and go just to say they went to NK. I would doubt many people in the Ebola affected countries would be going anyway.

I would be more impressed if places at the crossroads did this, Istanbul, Singapore, Guangzhou or Shanghai, London, Paris, New York.

Never happen even if the city fathers were willing to take the hit.
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Never happen even if the city fathers were willing to take the hit.
Isn't that a standard disaster movie plot? Scientist warns authorities that Disaster is about to happen, authorities refuse to cancel Big Event, much loss of life when Disaster happens right on schedule.

Hey, who knew that Nork higher-ups liked old disaster movies?
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