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The U.S. point man for North Korea met with South Korean officials in Seoul on Wednesday for wide-ranging talks, overshadowed by Pyongyang's insistence that it has no intention of returning to denuclearisation negotiations any time soon.
The activists have sent leaflets and plastic bottles filled with rice across the border, prompting North Korea to raise provocations with the South.
South Korea's health said Sunday afternoon that the government is prepared to implement stronger social distancing measures if the epidemic continues to grow.
Jeong Eun-kyeong, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director, said during a regular briefing the new wave stemmed from a visit to a nightclub during a holiday weekend in early May.
North Korea abruptly used Park Sang-hak's leaflet campaign as a justification for a series of provocative steps against South Korea.
This month's outbreak in Beijing has seen 260 people infected, most of them with links to the city's biggest wholesale market, leading authorities to lock down some communities and cancel classes.
Governments and businesses are ramping up precautions as coronavirus case numbers rise to dire new levels in parts of the U.S. and around the world.
It was not immediately clear why North Korea had softened its position, which came after it blew up a liaison office last week and cut off communication hotlines with the South.
The move is certain to intensify tensions between the Koreas, after the North abruptly raised its rhetoric against South Korean civilian leafleting and pushed to resume its psychological warfare against the South.
Health authorities in South Korea said for the first time on Monday it is in the midst of a "second wave" of novel coronavirus infections around Seoul, driven by small but persistent outbreaks stemming from a holiday in May.
The announcement came a day after North Korea destroyed an inter-Korean liaison office in a choreographed display of anger that puts pressure on Washington and Seoul amid deadlocked nuclear diplomacy.
North Korea blew up an inter-Korean liaison office building just north of the heavily armed border with South Korea on Tuesday.
The General Staff of the Korean People's Army said it's reviewing a ruling party recommendation to advance into unspecified border areas that had been demilitarized under agreements with the South.
Describing South Korea as an ``enemy,'' Kim Yo Jong repeated an earlier threat she had made by saying Seoul will soon witness the collapse of a ``useless'' inter-Korean liaison office in the border town of Kaesong.
China has reported 4,634 deaths from COVID-19, a figure that has been static for weeks, among 83,064 total cases since the virus was first detected in the central Chinese industrial city of Wuhan.
Health workers are struggling to track transmissions that are spreading quickly and unpredictably as people increase their activities and practice less social distancing.
The United States should "hold its tongue" and address its own domestic problems unless it wants to "experience a hair-raiser," an official said.