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Kim Jong-un wears face mask for first time as he discusses North Korea Covid outbreak

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Kim Jong-un was photographed wearing a disposable facial mask for the first time as he held a meeting with officials to discuss a Covid outbreak in North Korea.

In past footage of such meetings or other events, everyone but the leader wore a mask.

North Korea announced its first coronavirus infection more than two years into the pandemic on Thursday (12 May), as Mr Kim ordered a strict national lockdown.

State media have reported an Omicron outbreak in the capital, Pyongyang, but did not reveal the number of cases.

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