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N. Koreans in Middle East Told to Stay Put Over MERS Fears

North Korea ordered its diplomats and workers stationed in the Middle East to temporarily remain there as fears grow about Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), which has killed at least 24 people in South Korea. A South Korean official, who asked to remain anonymous, told VOA's Korean Service that Pyongyang took the measure in an attempt to keep the virus from spreading into the North. “North Koreans must have feared the spread considerably as their health care system is so...

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