North Korea: Kim Jong Un orders tougher pandemic prevention

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered officials to wage a tougher pandemic prevention campaign in “our style” after he turned down foreign Covid-19 vaccines offered via the UN-backed immunisation programme. During a Politburo meeting on Thursday, Mr Kim said officials must “bear in mind that tightening epidemic prevention is the task of paramount importance which must not be loosened even a moment”, the official Korean Central News Agency reported.

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