S.Korea expresses regret over N.Korea’s ‘groundless claim’ over COVID-19, threats

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South Korea's unification ministry handling inter-Korean affairs expressed regret after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's powerful sister blamed leaflets from the South for causing the COVID-19 outbreak in the isolated country.

“We express strong regrets over North Korea repeatedly making groundless claims over the route of the COVID-19 and making very disrespectful and threatening remarks,” the ministry said in a statement.

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