On March 10 and 13, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un
gave field guidance at another firepower strike drill of long-range
artillery sub-units of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) on the front on
March 10 and oversaw an artillery fire competition between the
artillery units of the 7th and 9th corps of the Korean People’s Army (KPA).
On March 7, the North Korean media emphasized the importance of the
cabinet-responsibility and cabinet-based system in organizing the
economic work system, as well as the importance of improving the
economic structure and economic management (Important issues arising
in putting in order the economic work system and order at this time).
On March 8, the North Korean media reported that Premier Kim Jae
Ryong provided field guidance at a residential construction site in
Pyeongyang, the Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex, the Jungsan Mine, the
Pyongyang Dental Hygiene Products Factory, and the construction site
for upgrading the Pyongyang Pharmaceutical Factory.
On March 9, the North Korean media encouraged the people to engage
in land management work in the springtime to prepare for droughts and floods.
On March 10, the North Korean media called for an all-out fight
against non-socialist practices to build socialist civilization.
On March 12, the North Korean media called for campaigns to protect
and serve the people.
On March 13, the North Korean media reported that the North has
taken rigorous measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and that it
released more people from quarantine.
On March 7, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement, blasted the joint
statement made on March 5 by five European countries, all UN Security
Council members, condemning the firing of short-range projectiles by
On March 10, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the
firebombing of Tokyo, the North Korean media reported that a
spokesperson for the Association of Korean Victims of Forcible
Drafting and Their Bereaved Families, in a statement, called on the
Japanese government to make a thorough apology and render full
compensation for the forcible drafting of Koreans and to take
practical measures to bury the remains of the Korean victims at the
request of the bereaved families.
On March 13, the North Korean media blasted the city of Saitama,
Japan for excluding the kindergarten of Korean Junior Middle School
from the distribution of masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.