October 23, 2021

North Korea lauds public health leadership, continues to claim no COVID-19 cases

Rodong Sinmun urges officials not to "slacken vigilance" against threat from the virus

North Korean state media on Friday reiterated claim that the country has not seen any cases of COVID-19 within its borders, crediting leader Kim Jong Un's leadership in the public health sector.

In a front-page editorial detailing issues discussed at a recent Politburo meeting, party daily the Rodong Sinmun emphasized the need for North Koreans to "constantly intensify the nationwide anti-epidemic work."