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North Korea steps up efforts to counter coronavirus

A meeting of the Supreme People’s Assembly, the legislative body of the DPRK, was held in Pyongyang.

North Korea says it is stepping up efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

An obedient supreme legislative body, the Supreme People’s Assembly received a report on the regime’s actions in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, the state news agency KCNA reported on Monday.

Photos published by KCNA show hundreds of lawmakers sitting next to each other without protective masks.

North Korea has not reported cases of infection with the new coronavirus since it began spreading in neighboring China, which has become the epicenter of the epidemic. The government in Pyongyang has quarantined thousands of people, including foreign diplomats.

The report was released a day after Supreme leader Kim Jong-UN held a meeting of the Politburo of the ruling Workers ‘ Party of Korea in Pyongyang, KCNA reported.

It is reported that Kim Jong-UN has made several personnel changes. In particular, the state Council includes Lee Song Gwon – a former high-ranking military commander who was appointed Foreign Minister earlier this year.