North Korea blames ‘alien things’ near border with South for COVID outbreak

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By Soo-hyang Choi SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea claimed on Friday that the country’s first COVID-19 outbreak began with patients touching “alien things” near the border with South Korea, apparently shifting blame to the neighbour for the wave of infections in the isolated country. Announcing results of an investigation, the North ordered people to “vigilantly deal with alien things coming by wind and other climate phenomena and balloons in the areas along the demarcation line and borders,” the official KCNA news agency said. The agency did not directly mention South Korea, but North Korean def…

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