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North Korea's Kim berates officials for vague COVID 'crisis'

Leader cites government negligence despite draconian pandemic curbs

The state news agency KCNA reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said a "great crisis" might jeopardize the safety of the country, but does provide details.   © Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the failure to implement measures to tackle the coronavirus had caused a "great crisis" and he chastised ruling party officials for risking the safety of the country and people, state media reported on Wednesday.

The report by state news agency KCNA did not elaborate on the nature of the crisis or how it put people at risk.

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