North Korea warns citizens to stay home, says dust from China may spread coronavirus


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North Korea has reportedly warned that seasonal yellow dust from China might carry the novel coronavirus, and is advising its citizens to stay indoors. Reuters reported on Saturday that North Korean newspaper Rodong Sinmun said that “the need to deal with the yellow dust and take thorough measures” has become more critical” as the virus spreads across the globe. The newspaper advised citizens to avoid outdoor activities and follow guidelines like wearing masks when going outside, Reuters reported. ADVERTISEMENT State-run Korean Central Television said on Wednesday that the dust could be carrying substances such as heavy metals and viruses, according...