What is yellow dust, which North Korea warned could carry COVID-19?

by International | 24-10-2020 | 2292 views

North Korea warned its citizens to remain indoors over fears that seasonal yellow dust from China could carry coronavirus with it. Yellow dust refers to sand from Mongolian and Chinese deserts that blows into the Korean Peninsula and parts of Japan. The dust carries industrial pollutants, viruses, fungi, bacteria, and heavy metals, which may lead to respiratory ailments.

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