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SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un convened an emergency politburo meeting after a person suspected of having COVID-19 returned from South Korea after illegally crossing the border this month, state media said on Sunday

 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-northkorea/north-koreas-kim-says-covid-19-could-be-said-to-have-entered-the-country-kcna-idUSKCN24Q0TC 

Reuters: Kim declared a state of emergency and imposed a lockdown on the border city of Kaesong, calling it a “critical situation in which the vicious virus could be said to have entered the country,” state news agency KCNA reported.

Reuters: "It's an ice-breaking moment for North Korea to admit a case," said Choo Jae-woo, a professor at Kyung Hee University.

"It could be reaching out to the world for help. Perhaps for humanitarian assistance."

Reuters: "Pointing the blame at an 'imported case' from South Korea, the North can use this as a way to openly accept aid from the South," said Cho Han-bum, a senior fellow at the Korea Institute for National Unification in Seoul.

Reuters: The South’s Joint Chiefs of Staffs (JCS) said there was a "high chance" that someone had indeed crossed and the military was checking surveillance footage. It even suggested it might be able to identify the person.


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