Kim Jong Un looks set to soften Covid-19 restrictions amid possible fears by the country's political leadership that North Korea's economy is too fragile to handle extended lockdowns.
Kim Jong-un slams "non-positive attitude, slackness and non-activity" of North Korean bureaucrats for worsening Covid outbreak in the East Asian country.
North Korean leader Kim in a meeting called for unity between the government and people to stabilize the outbreak as quickly as possible.
Pyongyang says six people died, one with confirmed Covid and nearly 190,000 are under quarantine following an "explosive" spread of fever across the East Asian nation, a day after declaring Covid outbreak in a largely unvaccinated population.
Pyongyang announces the country's first-ever case of Covid-19, with state media calling it a "severe national emergency incident" after more than two years of keeping the pandemic at bay.
Yoon Suk-yeol calls for "complete denuclearisation" of North Korea, saying in his first speech as president that Pyongyang's weapons programmes were a threat to global security.
The missile was fired from waters near the eastern port city of Sinpo, the country's first demonstration of a submarine-fired ballistic system since October last year.
The launch comes just a week after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un vowed to boost Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal at the "fastest possible speed."
North Korea will continue to develop its nuclear-armed military so that it could “preemptively and thoroughly contain and frustrate all dangerous attempts and threatening moves," Kim Jong-un said.
Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un has said that the country will continue to bolster its nuclear capabilities despite being under biting international sanctions over its nuclear weapons programme.
North's Kim Jong-un exchanged letters with outgoing South Korean President Moon Jae-in and thanked him for trying to improve relations, state media KCNA reports, amid tension over Pyongyang's weapons tests.
North Korea successfully has test fired a new type of tactical guided weapon, to boost operations of tactical nukes on frontlines.
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