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Coronavirus: North Korea warnings over ‘yellow dust coming from China’ – BBC News

There is no known link between the seasonal dust clouds and Covid-19 but Pyongyang is on high alert.

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image captionNorth Korean TV warned viewers that the “yellow dust” included “toxic material, virus, and pathogenic microorganism”
North Korea has warned its citizens to stay indoors over fears that “yellow dust” which blows in from China could bring coronavirus with it.
The streets of the capital Pyongyang were reported to be virtually empty on Thursday following the warning.
The secretive state claims to be coronavirus-free but has been on high alert since January with strict border closures and…

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