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North Korea Covid outbreak fears after Kim Jong-un warns of ‘huge crisis’ in ‘antivirus fight’

The Guardian

June 29, 2021

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said failures in anti-epidemic work have led to an unspecified “grave incident” that has put the safety of the country and people at risk, state media reported.

The leader criticised top ruling party officials for neglecting their duties, in the report on Wednesday by state news agency KCNA that did not elaborate on what happened, or how it put people at risk.

Kim made the remarks at a politburo meeting of the ruling Workers’ Party on Tuesday.

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