December 02, 2022

Korean War veterans to gather this week in Pyongyang, despite COVID-19 measures

North Korean state media reveals 6th National Conference of War Veterans will be held to mark July 27 holiday

North Korean veterans of the Korean War will gather in Pyongyang this week for the Sixth National Conference of War Veterans, state media reported on Wednesday. The event is one of several large gatherings to take place since nationwide COVID-19 prevention measures were implemented in late January.

Since elderly citizens are most at risk of succumbing to the virus, the upcoming veterans event could be a sign of the North Korean government's confidence amid state media claims that the country has zero COVID-19 infections.