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North Korea claims defector is suspected of bringing ‘vicious’ coronavirus into the country – ABC News

South Korea’s military is investigating the identity of a person accused by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un of potentially bringing coronavirus into the country for the first time.

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South Korea’s military is investigating the identity of a person accused by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un of potentially bringing coronavirus into the country for the first time.
Key points:

  • South Korea’s authorities are examining footage recorded by frontline surveillance equipment
  • North Korean media say the suspected virus patient was a runaway who fled to South Korea three years ago
  • Observers say North Korea may be trying to deflect blame for the virus

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