August 13, 2022

Kim Jong Un convenes meeting of top officials on ‘stabilizing’ COVID-19 outbreak

Participants ‘positively evaluated’ North Korea’s strict virus controls, as country reports declining fever cases

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un convened top officials early Sunday to discuss the country’s response to a nationwide outbreak of COVID-19, state media reported later in the morning, as official statistics show declining fever cases and deaths.

Politburo members during the meeting “positively evaluated” the country’s virus measures, which have primarily consisted of near-total lockdowns, according to the state-run Rodong Sinmun.