North Korea Concerned Huge Dust Cloud From China Could Spread Coronavirus


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News Snapshot: North Korea’s state-run Korean Central Television (KCTV) broadcast special weather segments on Wednesday warning of a yellow dust cloud arriving from China on Thursday. The segments reportedly claimed that the seasonal dust cloud could spread the Chinese coronavirus and cautioned residents to stay indoors to avoid the dust and possible transmission of the virus. KCTV referred to Hwang Sa or Yellow Dust in Korea, according to translations. Yellow Dust originates in the deserts of Northern China and Mongolia. Prevailing winds carry the dust to the Korean Peninsula at certain times of the year. The dust contains a mixture of...