September 21, 2023

Kim Jong Un reappears at Politburo meeting on COVID-19

North Korean officials criticized for lax attitude as Kim urges strengthening coronavirus response measures

Updated at 07:25 KST to include more details from the state media report on the meeting.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday guided an enlarged Political Bureau (Politburo) meeting in Pyongyang over COVID-19 protection measures, state media reported Friday, in which he criticized officials for improper response to the crisis.