North Korean leader calls for stronger anti-virus efforts

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un warns of ‘serious consequences’ if coronavirus spreads to his country as South Korea reports nearly 600 new cases

Kim called for the country’s anti-epidemic headquarters to strengthen screeningIt came as South Korea reported 594 new coronavirus cases on Friday night No new deaths were immediately reported, keeping Seoul’s death toll at 13

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for stronger efforts to guard against coronavirus, saying there will be ‘serious consequences’ if the illness spreads to the country.

During a ruling party meeting, Kim called for the country’s anti-epidemic headquarters to strengthen screening and tests to seal off all ‘channels and space through which the infectious disease may find its way,’ Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency said Saturday.

Kim emphasized that all fields and units of the country should ‘unconditionally’ obey quarantine instructions laid-out by the anti-epidemic headquarters. 

He called for the strict enforcement of preventive measures against what he described as a tricky virus that spreads rapidly.

‘In case the infectious disease spreading beyond control finds its way into our country, it will entail serious consequences,’ the agency quoted Kim as saying during the politburo meeting of the Workers’ Party.

It came as South Korea reported 594 new coronavirus cases on Friday, raising its total to 2,931.  

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for stronger efforts to guard against coronavirus. Pictured: Kim inspecting military drlls while soldiers wear face masks 

It came as South Korea reported 594 new coronavirus cases on Friday, raising its total to 2,931. Pictured: Disinfection professionals wearing protective gear spray anti-septic solution in Seoul

It came as South Korea reported 594 new coronavirus cases on Friday, raising its total to 2,931. Pictured: Disinfection professionals wearing protective gear spray anti-septic solution in Seoul

Kim emphasized that all fields and units of the country should 'unconditionally' obey quarantine instructions laid-out by the anti-epidemic headquarters

Kim emphasized that all fields and units of the country should ‘unconditionally’ obey quarantine instructions laid-out by the anti-epidemic headquarters



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