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South-North Relations

Weekly Report on North Korea

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Weekly Report on North Korea from August 1 to 7, 2020 (No. 1529)

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2020-08-07
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Internal Affairs

On August 6-7, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un presided over the 4th meeting of the Executive Policy Council of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) and gave field guidance in the flood-hit areas of Daecheong-ri in Eunpa County, North Hwanghae Province.

On August 2, the North Korean media reported that the Ministry of Land and Marine Transport is stepping up its efforts to completely contain the novel coronavirus.

On August 3, the North Korean media commented on the speech by Kim Jong Un at the 6th National Conference of War Veterans and emphasized the spirit of defending the country.

On August 3, the North Korean media reported that the North locked down Gaeseong and increased medical check-ups and surveillance for Gaeseong citizens.

On August 4, the North Korean media reported that Pak Pong Ju, vice chairman of the Central Committee of the WPK, visited Nampo Port to check the overall progress in the effort to contain the epidemic and provided field guidance at the Taean Heavy Machine Complex, the Taekyong Fishery Enterprise and the Ryongnam Ship Repair Factory in Nampo.

On August 4, the North Korean media reported that the North made a decision on the dangerous situation in Gaeseong to shift from the state emergency anti-epidemic system to the maximum emergency system and emphasized the importance of having the right point of view of the corona crisis in order to completely prevent the inflow and further spread of the virus while calling on the people to guard against slacking off and to unconditionally obey to the command and control of the central headquarters for the emergency anti-epidemic effort.

On August 5, the North Korean media underscored that the corona crisis effort is a nationwide anti-epidemic campaign in which all people should participate with a sense of ownership, calling for the people to devote themselves to the campaign.

On August 6, the North Korean media reported that the ministries and central agencies guaranteed the delivery of goods and supplies for Gaeseong.

On August 7, the North Korean media called on the people to prevent farmlands from becoming flooded during the rainy season.