KOREAS – ‘Reckless’: N Korea chides Seoul for doubting zero COVID-19 cases (Al Jazeera)

North Korea has condemned South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha for casting doubt over its claim that the country has had no coronavirus outbreaks, saying she will “pay dearly” for her comments and warning already strained ties across the Korean Peninsula could get worse, state media said on Wednesday.

Speaking at a forum over the weekend, Kang said the North had not responded to calls for cooperation on COVID-19, and that it was “hard to believe” the country had no cases of the disease.