Kim Jong Un orders North Korea military to ‘stabilize’ drug supply amid COVID outbreak

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By Josh Smith and Joori Roh SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guided an emergency politburo meeting and ordered the military be used to stabilize the supply of medicines in Pyongyang as the country battles its first confirmed COVID-19 outbreak, state media reported on Monday. North Korea acknowledged for the first time last week that it is battling an “explosive” COVID-19 outbreak, with experts raising concerns that the virus could devastate a country with limited medical supplies and no vaccine programme. At the emergency politburo meeting, held on Sunday, Kim criticized the “…

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