North Korea's unification ministry expresses regret over COVID claims

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North Korea's unification ministry expresses regret over COVID claims

STRAFP SEOUL The Republic of Korea's unification ministry for inter-Korean affairs expressed regret after the Democratic People's Republic of Korea top leader Kim Jong-un's sister blamed leaflets from the ROK for the COVID 19 outbreak in the country.

We express strong regrets over North Korea making groundless claims over the route of the COVID and making very disrespectful and threatening remarks, the ministry said in a statement. North Korea is also referred to as the DPRK.

DPRK leader Kim declared victory in the battle against the novel coronaviruses and ordered a lifting of maximum anti-pandemic measures imposed in May, state media KCNA said on Thursday.