North Korea warns China desert dust could spread Covid-19, tells citizens to stay indoors


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An official party newspaper said the need to deal with ‘the yellow dust’ had become ‘more critical’ as coronavirus infections spread around the world The claim that the virus that causes Covid-19 could spread to North Korea from the Gobi desert, some 1,900km away, appears unsupported An official party newspaper said citizens should refrain from outdoor activities because of the dust and must follow prevention guidelines such as wearing masks when they go outside. North Korea has warned its citizens to stay indoors, saying seasonal yellow dust blowing in from China might carry the new coronavirus into the country. “As...