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Kim Jong-un convenes ruling party meeting

WorldNews Thursday, 6 August 2020
Kim Jong-un convenes ruling party meetingSeoul, Aug 6 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un convened an executive policy council meeting of the ruling Worker's Party and ordered special aid to the border city of Kaesong, which is currently under lockdown over coronavirus concerns, state-media...
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Kim Jong-un Kim Jong-un Current supreme leader of North Korea

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Kaesong Kaesong Special City in North Hwanghae Province, North Korea

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North Korea has declared a state of emergency after Kim Jong-un chaired an emergency politburo meeting about a suspected case of Covid-19. State media said the person defected to South Korea three years ago, before illegally crossing back into the North in the last few days. After tests, the individual is “suspected to have been infected with the vicious virus.” The North Korean leader has also imposed a lockdown on Kaesong City, on the border with South Korea. If confirmed, this would be the first official case of infection acknowledged by North Korean authorities. So far the country has reported zero cases of infection, claiming it has taken strict measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has placed a city near the border with SouthKorea under lockdown over concerns the country has its first coronavirus case,state media reported. The measure was taken on Friday afternoon after aresident of Kaesong was found with suspected Covid-19 symptoms, according toNorth Korea’s Central News Agency (KCNA). It added that the person is arunaway who had fled to South Korea years ago before illegally crossing theborder into the North early last week. If that person is officially declared avirus patient, he or she would be the North’s first confirmed coronavirus casewith the country steadfastly saying it has no single virus case on itsterritory, a claim questioned by outside experts.

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