NORTH Korean leader Kim Jong-un has hailed his country’s “shining success” in dealing with COVID-19, according to state news agency KCNA.
Mr. Kim stated this at a politburo meeting, aid the country had “prevented the inroad of the malignant virus and maintained a stable situation”.
North Korea closed its borders and put thousands into isolation six months ago as the virus swept across the globe.
The country claims that it has no virus cases, though analysts say this is unlikely.
While speaking at a politburo meeting, Kim said his regime has analysed in detail the six month-long national emergency anti-epidemic work and the success in handling the virus was “achieved by the far-sighted leadership of the Party Central Committee”.
But he stressed the importance of maintaining “maximum alert without relaxation on the anti-epidemic front”, adding that the virus was still present in neighbouring countries.
“He repeatedly warned that hasty relief of anti-epidemic measures will result in unimaginable and irretrievable crisis,” said the KCNA report on Friday.