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North Korea fires two missiles into sea during the corona virus outbreake

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North Korea has fired two missiles into the sea, according to South Korea’s army. It said the missiles appeared to be short-range ballistic missiles.
They were launched first on Saturday from Pyongan province towards the East Sea, . North Korea launched various missiles as part of firing practices earlier this month. The US and China have called on Pyongyang to return to talks on ending its nuclear and missile programs.
On Saturday, South Korea’s Joint Chief of Staff said it was observing the situation in case there are additional launches.
It characterized the actions as “extremely inappropriate” at a time when the world was dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.
The missiles flew for 410km (255 miles) with a maximum altitude of around 50km, the South Korean army said.
Japan’s coast guard confirmed a missile had landed outside the waters of its independent economic zone.
It comes as North Korea announced it would be holding a session of the Supreme People’s Assembly, the country’s parliament, on 10 April. Examiners say the meeting will involve almost 700 of the country’s leaders in one spot.
There have been no reported cases of coronavirus in North Korea, though some masters have cast doubt on this.
North Korea borders China, where the virus began, and South Korea, where there has been a main outbreak.
A top US army official said last week he was “fairly certain” there were infections in North Korea.
North Korea quarantined around 380 foreigners – mostly diplomats and staff in Pyongyang – in their compounds for at least 30 days. The restrictions were lifted at the beginning of March. Around 80 foreigners, mainly diplomats, were flown out of the capital on 9 March.

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