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North Korea: Kim Warns of ‘Prolonged’ COVID-19 Lockdown, Food Shortages

MIN READJun 16, 2021 | 17:47 GMT

In his opening address of the ruling Workers' Party’s Eighth Central Committee, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un warned of continued food shortages and economic issues, as well as the need for “prolonged” measures aimed at maintaining a “perfect anti-epidemic state,” suggesting that the country would remain in strict lockdown for an extended period, according to a June 16 report issued by state media outlet Korean Central News Agency. ...

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