North Korean Reports First Possible Covid-19 Case
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called an emergency meeting Saturday after the infection was reported.
According to CNN, Kim believes a defector who fled the country 3 years ago returned to the country while infected with coronavirus.
Authorities in South Korea confirmed that a defector did in fact cross the border into North Korea.
The South Korean Health Ministry said the defector was not a known COVID-19 patient or a close contact of one.
Local police said the man was being investigated for a sex crime at the time he crossed the highly militarized border.
The Korean Central new Agency reports that the defector had symptoms of Covid-19, but did not confirm if he had been tested.