North Korea COVID: Gov’t blames ‘foreign objects’ from South Korea

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “North Korea COVID: Gov’t blames ‘foreign objects’ from South Korea” – below is their description.

North Korea has suggested its COVID-19 outbreak originated from South Korea. But officials in Seoul have rejected this claim.

North Korean officials say the first cases can be traced to “foreign objects” on a hillside in Kumgang County, near the South Korean border.

Al Jazeera’s @Rob McBride reports from Seoul, South Korea.

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