North Korea Reports 1st Suspected Case Of Coronavirus


North Korea has locked down the town of guessing near the South Korean border over fears a defector who returned to the north last week was infected with the Corona virus. The leader Kim Jong UN, has declared an emergency. Will Leonardo reports. The case, if confirmed, would be the first official covert 19 infection in the secretive state. North Korea's leader Kim Jong UN convened an emergency meeting of the Politburo, saying the situation was critical. State media said the defector had left for the south three years ago and it returned across the heavily fortified border to the town of guest song last week. Soul is investigating the incident, saying there was a strong possibility a crossing could have been made. North Korea had sealed itself off from the outside world and had previously stressed it was virus free, or their analysts cast doubt on this claim

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