Kim Jong Un fell ‘seriously ill’ during Covid Crisis, reveals his sister
‘Kim Yo Jong’, younger sister of North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un, revealed that her brother had “fallen ill” with a “high fever” amid the country’s fight against Covid-19. She also accused South Korea of causing a Covid outbreak in the country and warned of “retaliation”, as Pyongyang declared “victory” over its outbreak, state media said Thursday.
The revelation of her brother’s illness marked an unusual admission for a regime that rarely comments on the leader’s health and then only shows that he shares the struggles of the people.
According to Korean Central News Agency, Kim Yo Jong said in a speech that the North Korean leader was “seriously ill” during his bout with fever.
Still, she added, “Even though he was seriously ill with a high fever, he could not lie down for a moment thinking about the people he had to take care of until the end in the face of the anti-epidemic war”.
Kim further said, “the victory gained by our people is a historic event that once again showed the world the greatness of our state, the indomitable tenacity of our people, and the beautiful national customs we are proud of”.
Since May this year, North Korea has reported about 4.8m cases of “fever” among its population of 26 million but identified only a fraction of them as Covid, possibly to avoid creating public alarm and because of a lack of testing kits.
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