North Korea’s Kim marks war anniversary amid virus concerns

North Korea's Kim marks war anniversary amid virus concernsNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un has visited a national cemetery and handed out commemorative pistols to army officers, state media reported Monday, as he pushes to muster public support for efforts to contain a potential coronavirus outbreak. On Sunday, North Korea said that Kim had put a city near the border with South Korea under lockdown and declared a state of emergency after a person with suspected COVID-19 symptoms was recently found there. If the person is diagnosed with the coronavirus, it would be North Korea’s first officially confirmed case, though many outside experts believe the virus has already spread to the country.

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