October 01, 2020

North Korean TV resumes domestic COVID-19 coverage following leader’s warnings

Footage of sanitizing public facilities, other prevention efforts had mostly disappeared from state media in March

North Korean state television has since Friday resumed coverage of domestic COVID-19 prevention efforts, NK News has observed, in the wake of warnings from leader Kim Jong Un that officials were growing too complacent in the face of the virus.

Korean Central Television (KCTV) and other state-run outlets in late March abruptly stopped showing scenes such as workers sanitizing surfaces, doctors discussing policies and propaganda on the novel coronavirus, and citizens receiving temperature checks in public.