N.K. leader says ‘grave incident’ has happened due to lapses in anti-epidemic efforts

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said a “grave incident” has happened that could threaten the safety of his people and country in nationwide anti-epidemic efforts, state media reported Wednesday.

Jun 29, 2021: Kim Jong-un says ‘grave incident’ happened due to lapses in anti-virus efforts, blames senior officials

Kim made the remarks as he presided over an extended politburo meeting of the ruling Workers’ Party on Tuesday, accusing senior officials of neglecting their duties in carrying out measures needed to fight the global pandemic, according to the Korean Central News Agency.

“By neglecting important decisions of the party in its national emergency antivirus fight in preparations for a global health crisis, officials in charge have caused a grave incident that poses a huge crisis to the safety of the nation and its people,” the KCNA said.

The KCNA did not elaborate on what the grave incident was.

North Korea has claimed to be coronavirus-free but has enforced tight border controls and other antivirus measures since the beginning to ward off an outbreak on its soil.

https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20210630000900325?section=nk/nk

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