(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
North Korea claimed on Friday the country's first COVID outbreak
began with patients touching 'alien things' near the border with
South Korea, apparently shifting blame to the neighbour for the
wave of infections that hit the isolated country, Trend reports citing Reuters .
Announcing its probe results, the North ordered its people to
'vigilantly deal with alien things coming by wind and other climate
phenomena and balloons in the areas along the demarcation line and
According to the state media KCNA, an 18-year-old soldier and a
five-year-old kindergartener who contacted the unidentified
materials 'in a hill around barracks and residential quarters' in
the eastern county of Kumgang in early April showed symptoms and
later tested positive for the coronavirus.
'The investigation results showed that several persons coming
from the area of Ipho-ri in Kumgang County of Kangwon Province to
the capital city in mid-April were in fever and a sharp increase of
fever cases was witnessed among their contacts,' the state media
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