North Korea reports first suspected case of COVID-19: KCNA

FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks commute amid concerns over the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Pyongyang, North Korea March 30, 2020, in this photo released by Kyodo. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS

July 25, 2020

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea reported its first case of suspected COVID-19, in a person who returned to the North on July 19, state news agency KCNA reported on Sunday.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un convened an emergency politburo meeting of the country’s ruling Workers Party on Saturday to discuss “an emergency event (that) happened in Kaesong City”.

(Reporting by Sangmi Cha; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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