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South Korea says North’s COVID outbreak spread after military parade — report

/ 12:05 PM May 19, 2022
FILE PHOTO: People watch a TV broadcasting a news report on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in North Korea, at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, May 17, 2022.    REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

FILE PHOTO: People watch a TV broadcasting a news report on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in North Korea, at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, May 17, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

SEOUL — North Korea’s first confirmed COVID-19 outbreak spread after a massive military parade in Pyongyang in April, the South’s Newsis news agency said on Wednesday, citing lawmakers briefed by the South’s spy agency.

The outbreak has prompted the North to rethink its opposition to accepting and distributing vaccines, the Yonhap news agency said, citing the same lawmakers.

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