Leader Kim Jong Un has fired several senior North Korean officials and party officials following the “crisis” caused by Kovid. The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the country’s official news agency, reported the incident. Indications are that the action was taken for failing to take action to prevent the spread of Kovid.
North Korea’s borders have been closed since January 2020 following the Kovid expansion. It is claimed that not a single Kovid case has been officially reported in the country so far. The country’s covid rate is also zero, according to the World Health Organization. But the assessment is that Kim’s current action is a clear indication that Kovid has been confirmed in North Korea.
‘The officials fell short of their duties and it caused a‘ big crisis ’. It has hampered the security of the country and its people and has had serious repercussions. ‘ KCNA reported that Kim Jong Un told a Politburo meeting. But it is not clear what this ‘big crisis’ is.
Kim told the PB meeting that the incompetence and irresponsibility of the cadres had hampered important work. Kim was also seen speaking angrily to leaders at a meeting at the Central Committee building on Tuesday. Kim Yoo Jong, Kim’s sister and chief adviser, also speaks.
There is a change in the important positions of the Politburo Standing Committee and the Politburo. But it is not clear whose position was lost. The international assessment is that this is an indication of the escalation of Kovid in North Korea. Otherwise the issue will be publicly discussed by the Politburo and the official agency will not release the news. Observers say North Korea may need international help.