Political tensions are reportedly large in North Korea against little known reports that the country my be in dire straits. During a recent politburo meeting, dictator Kim Jong Un kicked a member of the powerful group out of its presidium because of an alleged failure to meet state and safety standards in the fight against COVID. It is understood that North Korea has far more cases of COVID-19 but has admitted to absolutely none of them.
“Senior officials in charge of important state affairs neglected the implementation of the important decisions of the party on taking organizational, institutional, material, scientific and technological measures as required by the prolonged state emergency epidemic prevention campaign,” Kim said at the meeting, according to North’s official Korean Central News Agency.
It is not well understood to what extent exactly COVID has wrecked North Korea. Food shortages though have long been suspected as borders have been shut and the country is already sanctioned.