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The Polish president was infected with Corona

Polish President Andrzej Duda was infected with the new Corona virus, as announced Saturday, the Secretary of State for Polish Presidency Affairs, at a time when the country is witnessing a wide spread of the epidemic.

Boaji Spiichalski tweeted, “As scheduled, Andrei Duda was subjected to a corona examination. The result was positive. The president is in good health.”

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North Korea says dust from China may spread COVID-19 and urges people to stay home

North Korea has warned its citizens not to go out of their homes, saying that the seasonal yellow dust that blows from China may transmit the new Corona virus to the country.

“As Coronavirus infections continue to spread around the
world, the need to deal with yellow dust and take comprehensive measures has become more important,” North Korea’s official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said on Thursday  .

There appears to be no evidence to support the claim that the virus that causes Covid-19 disease could spread to North Korea from the Gobi desert, 1,900 km away. The common measure of social distancing is two meters, although the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that droplets containing the virus can remain in the air for sometimes hours.

The North Korean newspaper said that citizens should abstain from outdoor activities and must follow prevention guidelines such as wearing masks when going outside.

North Korea has not recorded any confirmed cases of the Coronavirus, which health experts question. Pyongyang has tightened border restrictions and imposed quarantine measures to prevent the spread of the disease. Analysts say the outbreak could be devastating to the economically and politically isolated country. State broadcaster KRT said on Wednesday that yellow and fine dust may contain harmful substances, such as heavy metals and disease-causing microorganisms, including viruses.