Covid, Pyongyang declares the end of the epidemic but accuses Seoul of spreading the virus
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Covid, Pyongyang declares the end of the epidemic but accuses Seoul of spreading the virus

Kim’s sister: contaminated balloons and flyers from the south to spread the coronavirus

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un solemnly declared victory over the coronavirus. This was reported by Yonhap, an important South Korean news agency, citing in turn North Korean official media.

Kim made the announcement at a meeting on anti-epidemic measures he chaired. He “solemnly declared the victory in the anti-epidemic campaign of maximum emergency for the annihilation of the new coronavirus that had breached our territory and to protect the life and health of people”, he reads.

Pyongyang announced the first case of COVID-19 on May 12 after claiming it has been coronavirus-free for over two years and has implemented the country’s isolation.

Kim’s sister accuses Seoul: they caused the epidemic

Meanwhile, the influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un accused South Korea of ​​causing the Covid-19 epidemic in her country and threatened “retaliation”.

And from her sister comes the revelation – reports the South Korean agency Yonhap – that her brother also had a “high fever” at one point.

Kim Yo-jong has railed against the sending of propaganda leaflets via balloons from the South calling it a “crime against humanity”, reported the official KCNA news agency. Kim’s sister said that many countries and the WHO have recognized “the danger of spreading an infectious disease by coming into contact with contaminated objects: it is very worrying that South Korea is sending flyers, money, brochures and dirty items to our region. “, he added. Kim Yo-jong warned that Pyongyang is considering “a strong retaliation”, adding that if the balloons continue “we will respond by eradicating not only the virus, but also the South Korean authorities”.