According to the KCNA news agency report of May 14, North Korea has about 17,400 new Covid-19 cases of unidentified fever with 21 new fatalities. The total number of cases are 520,000. However Pyongyang is not officially recognizing the unidentified fever cases as those of Covid-19.
North Korea reported country's first COVID 19 Omicron variant case on May 12. According to the KCNA, top officials and country's leader Kim Jong Un held a crisis politburo meeting to discuss regarding the Omicron outbreak and announced 'Maximum Emergency' virus control system. Areas of Pyongyang had been locked down for two days. Leader Kim Jong Un instructed all the officials to block every possibility of spreading virus.
North Korean officials have recently banned its citizens from wearing leather trench coats because it's "impure" to imitate the fashion style of leader Kim Jong Un. The police have been ordered to confiscate faux leather jackets from the market. Furthermore, one of the sources told RFA, "Young men protest, saying they bought the coats with their own money and there is… read-more
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Owing to the missile tests and questioning sincerity of Washington's offer of talks, North Korea on October 21, commented over the US's reaction and accused them of operating "double standards" over weapons development. However, "It is normal to conduct these tests like any other countries do to develop and check their defence capabilities," says the government of North Korea.
Following multiple letter exchanges in April, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have agreed to enhance ties by resuming the suspended communication lines. "We urge North Korea to restore the inter-Korean communication lines", a South Korean Ministry official said last month. Last year the North blew up an inter-Korean liaison office over anti-Pyongyang pamphlets from the South and vowed to cut all… read-more
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