SEOUL – North Korea will convene two key meetings, including one to review the country’s anti-epidemic policy, in coming weeks, state media said on Monday, as it claims no new COVID-19 cases since late July. The North Korean Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA), the isolated state’s rubber-stamp parliament, will meet on Sept. 7 to discuss laws on medicines, self-guard and space development, according to the official KCNA. ADVERTISEMENTSeparately, North Korea decided to hold a national meeting for emergency anti-epidemic review early August “to confirm the new orientation” in its policy. The COVID meeting comes as North Korea has said last week all of its patients with fever have recovered, marking the end of its first wave of the coronavirus pandemic since its admission of the virus outbreak in mid-May. Space launches have long been a sensitive issue on the Korean peninsula, where North Korea faces international sanctions over its nuclear-armed ballistic missile programme.
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer August 07, 2022 23:58 UTC