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Kim Jong Un signals a “serious incident” in the management of the pandemic in North Korea


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The leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, has pointed out this Tuesday to a “serious incident” in the management of the coronavirus pandemic in North Korea.

At a meeting of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party, Kim lamented that senior officials in charge of “Important state affairs” have “neglected” the implementation of “important decisions on the adoption of organizational, institutional, material, scientific and technological measures” against “the prevention of emergency epidemics associated with the global health crisis,” reported this Wednesday the state news agency KCNA.

This has caused a «great crisis“In the” guarantee of the security of the State and the security of the people “and has had” serious consequences “, Kim said at the meeting, in which a report on these issues was addressed, while the state agency has not specified incidents.

In this context, the meeting has repeatedly criticized the «ignorance, incapacity and irresponsibility«Of the civil servants at the time of executing the main tasks decided in the plenary sessions of the Central Committee of the Party of the Workers.

Thus, some officials who have shown an “uncompromising attitude” have been targeted and the decision of “examine and inspect them«To» take the appropriate measures «. On the other hand, the meeting discussed »organizational matters« such as the election of new members.

North Korea has claimed it is free of coronavirus, but has put in place strict border controls since 2020. Recently, it has also called for a ‘maximum vigilance«Against the pandemic at the risk of the delta variant.

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