The Ministry of Unification of the Republic of Korea said that the accusations of the DPRK authorities about the spread of coronavirus from South Korea are “groundless”. Earlier, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Kim Yo-jong, promised to destroy the South Korean authorities if they “provoked” the penetration of the virus into her country.
“We express our deepest regret over the rude and threatening statements against us, as well as baseless statements about the source of the coronavirus in North Korea,” the statement reads. yonhap.
On August 11, Kim Jong-un officially announced the victory over the coronavirus in the DPRK. The Ministry of Unification of South Korea announced plans to continue monitoring the situation with coronavirus in the DPRK against the backdrop of this statement by the leader of North Korea.
North Korea recorded its first case of coronavirus at the end of April. The peak incidence occurred on May 15. In July, North Korean authorities cited a “strange object” on the border with South Korea as the cause of the COVID-19 outbreak. Since July 29, no new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the country.