December 5, 2022

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North Korea blames 'stranger things' near the border for coronavirus outbreak |  Globalism

North Korea blames ‘stranger things’ near the border for coronavirus outbreak | Globalism

The North Korea On Friday (1) he said the country’s first outbreak of Covid-19 started with patients touching “stranger things” near the border with South Koreaapparently blaming its neighbor for the wave of infections in the isolated country.

When the results of the investigation are announced, the North Korea The official Korean Central News Agency said the people had ordered people to “vigilantly deal with incoming strange things in the wind and other weather phenomena and balloons in the areas along the demarcation line and the border.”

The agency is not directly mentioned South KoreaBut North Korean defectors and activists have launched balloons from the South across the decades-old heavily fortified border, carrying leaflets and humanitarian aid.

Ministry of Unification South KoreaHe, who deals with inter-Korean affairs, said there was “no possibility” that the virus had entered the country North Korea Through brochures sent across the border.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during an event in Pyongyang (Photo: KCNA via Reuters)

According to the Korean Central News Agency, the symptoms developed on an 18-year-old soldier and a 5-year-old kindergarten student who had been in contact with unidentified substances “on a hill around barracks and residential quarters” in eastern Kumgang province in early April. The test result is positive. to Corona virus.

All other cases of fever reported in the country as of mid-April were due to other diseases, the Korean Central News Agency said, but it did not elaborate.

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