North Korea State media later on Wednesday said a “fault” had been discovered in his anti-coronavirus system. South Korea On top of a civilian who was killed by North Korean soldiers near their maritime border where there are strict virus control measures.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un He made a rare apology for killing a South Korean fisherman last week in waters off the peninsula’s west coast.
North Korea said military personnel shot him because he tried to flee without revealing his identity, but South Korea denied a statement that they had set his body on fire.
Kim called a meeting of the ruling Workers Party’s powerful politburo to review and improve anti-cornovirus measures, the official KCNA news agency reported, adding that participants had found “some errors” in their implementation.
KCNA It did not elaborate on the errors or mention the killing of the South Korean man.
“The meeting emphasized the need to be vigilant against complacency, carelessness, irresponsibility and laziness in the anti-epidemic field,” the news agency reported.
“It also calls for successful steel-powered anti-epidemic systems and discipline.”
North Korea has not confirmed any coronavirus infections and has implemented strict virus control measures, including closing its borders, although South Korea and the United States suspect it has been able to completely avoid the epidemic.
In a speech to the UN ambassador to North Korea UN General Assembly His country’s epidemic efforts in New York on Tuesday were “under safe and stable control” and it will now focus on developing its economy on the basis of its “reliable and effective war resistance”.
According to the KCNA, the Politburo meeting also discussed preparations for the party’s 75th founding anniversary on October 10, which North Korea usually celebrates with a large military parade.
Yang Mu-jinThe politburo could have discussed the shooting and replaced those responsible for ending the controversy before the anniversary, said a professor at the University of North Korean Studies in Seoul.
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