September 19, 2020

North Korean missile activity unaffected by global COVID-19 fears: U.S. official

"Day-to-day operations" in DPRK continue as normal, Admiral Charles A. Richard tells journalist

North Korea's missile development and military activities remain "normal" despite the global coronavirus outbreak, a top American military commander in charge of nuclear weapons said on Tuesday.

The comment, from Admiral Charles A. Richard, head of the U.S. Strategic Command, comes as governments around the world -- from Pyongyang to Seoul to Washington -- continue to take extraordinary measures to contain a growing pandemic that has already killed more than 7000 people around the world.