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North Korea blames 'alien things blown by wind' for starting country's Covid-19 crisis

Covid-19 surge.Authorities in the dictatorship regime fear that objects touched south of the border, then carried by the wind, are bringing the virus into their country.In what appears to be an attempt to point the blame at South Korea, North Korea has warned people to be wary of ways that 'climate phenomena' could bring the virus northwards.READ MORE: Kate Middleton was forced to leave Wimbledon's royal box immediately after medical alertThe communist state has ordered its citizens 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. Although the agency did not directly mention South Korea, North Korean defectors and activists have for decades flown balloons from the South across the heavily fortified border, carrying leaflets and humanitarian aid.

South Korea's unification ministry, handling inter-Korean affairs, refuted the claims that the virus could enter the North via leaflets sent across the border. According to KCNA, an 18-year-old soldier and a five-year-old kindergartner 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 coronavirus.

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