June 20, 2021

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North Korean schools close one month into new term, sources say

Earlier reports indicated COVID-19 is to blame for ending an already-delayed school year

North Korean schools in Pyongyang have closed, NK News has learned from multiple sources in Pyongyang, just a month after a long-delayed start to the spring term prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The closure follows DPRK leader Kim Jong Un's July 2 Politburo meeting order that COVID-19 measures nationwide would need to be “reexamined,” along with warnings that failure to comply could result in an “unimaginable and unrecoverable fatal crisis.”