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SEOUL — North Korea ended a three-week lockdown in the city of Kaesong that was sparked by a possible coronavirus case from outside the country, state media reported Friday.

Kaesong was locked down on July 24 after a former defector suspected of carrying the coronavirus swam to the border city from South Korea.

Politburo members also received a report on massive flooding that has destroyed or inundated 16,680 households and damaged 390 sq.

With the coronavirus spreading worldwide, North Korea will not accept outside aid, Kim said.

The meeting brought a political reshuffle as Premier Kim Jae Ryong, who handles economic policy, was replaced by Kim Tok Hun.

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