North Korea blamed its neighbor, South Korea, for the Covid-19 pandemic in the country on Friday. The outbreak began, according to the isolated country, after patients reached ‘alien things’ near the border with South Korea.
According to the findings of the investigation, North Korea ordered its people to “stringently deal with alien stuff coming by airflow and other climatic change manifestations and blimps in the places along the border area and boundaries.”
South Korean activists have used balloons to deliver emergency supplies and handouts for many years.
According to the report, two people—an 18-year-old soldier and a five-year-old kindergartener—showed manifestations and later tested positive for the coronavirus after coming into contact with substances “in a hill around the garrison and residential quarters” in the eastern province of Kumgang in early April.
The investigation’s findings, according to the state-run media, “showed that several people traveling to the capital city in mid-April from the vicinity of Ipoh-RI in Kumgang County of Kangwon Province were in fever and a sharp surge of fever cases was observed among their contacts.” Additionally, the report urged anyone who came across a weird object to disclosing it right away to an emergency pro team so that it could be taken out right away.
Since late April, 4.7 million cases of “fever”—possibly undiagnosed Covid infections—have been reported in the North.