KCNA said Kim made the comments during the Labor Party’s Politburo meeting he called to discuss its failure to fight the virus, saying Kim criticized high-level officials for alleged incompetence. irresponsible and sluggish in planning and implementing anti-virus measures amid a protracted pandemic.
“In neglecting important party decisions calling for organizational measures, Materials and science and technology to support protracted anti-epidemic work in the face of a global health crisis. The authorities in charge have caused a catastrophic event that poses a major crisis for the safety of the country and its people,” KCNA paraphrased, Kim rebuked.
While North Korea has told the World Health Organization that it has not found a single coronavirus infection after testing more than 30,000 people, experts remain widely skeptical, claiming the record is perfect. Considering the country̵7;s deteriorating health infrastructure and its relationship with China,
Since the start of the pandemic North Korea describes its anti-virus efforts as “A matter of the existence of the nation” prohibits tourists expel diplomats and severely restrict cross-border traffic and trade. Lockdowns have further strained the economy with decades of mismanagement. and sanctions sanctions led by the United States. in the country’s nuclear weapons program
Kim during a political meeting earlier this month. Calls on officials to be prepared for the prolonged restrictions of COVID-19 This indicates that the country is not ready to open its borders anytime soon, despite economic difficulties.
The north’s extended border controls come amid uncertainty over the country’s vaccination prospects, COVAX, the United Nations-backed program for global COVID-19 vaccine delivery, it said in a statement. February that North Korea can take 1.9 million doses in the first half of the year. But the plan had to be delayed due to global shortages.