North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks during a Workers' Party meeting in Pyongyang. He chided the ‘incompetence and irresponsibility’ of senior officials which hampered the implementation of important tasks. Photo: AP North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks during a Workers' Party meeting in Pyongyang. He chided the ‘incompetence and irresponsibility’ of senior officials which hampered the implementation of important tasks. Photo: AP
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks during a Workers' Party meeting in Pyongyang. He chided the ‘incompetence and irresponsibility’ of senior officials which hampered the implementation of important tasks. Photo: AP

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un replaces officials over ‘grave incident’ in coronavirus response

  • The North Korean leader told a Politburo meeting that the unspecified lapse ‘poses a huge crisis to the safety of the nation and its people’
  • The country has not yet confirmed any Covid-19 cases and shut its borders last January

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks during a Workers' Party meeting in Pyongyang. He chided the ‘incompetence and irresponsibility’ of senior officials which hampered the implementation of important tasks. Photo: AP North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks during a Workers' Party meeting in Pyongyang. He chided the ‘incompetence and irresponsibility’ of senior officials which hampered the implementation of important tasks. Photo: AP
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks during a Workers' Party meeting in Pyongyang. He chided the ‘incompetence and irresponsibility’ of senior officials which hampered the implementation of important tasks. Photo: AP
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