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World|life|June 30, 2021 / 03:34 PM
Kim Jong-un: North Korea sees 'grave incident? after Covid lapses

AKIPRESS.COM - Kim Jong-un has berated top officials over lapses which caused a "grave incident" related to Covid-19, North Korean state media report.

It was a rare sign of the pandemic's severity in North Korea, which previously insisted it had no Covid cases - a claim doubted by experts.

The country has closed its borders to keep out the virus,  BBC reports.

But coupled with international sanctions, this has led to food shortages and a worsening economy.

Mr Kim previously admitted there was a "tense" food situation and told citizens to prepare for the "worst-ever" outcome, invoking comparisons to the country's deadly 1990s famine.

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