D DPRK to review anti-pandemic policy in weeks

D DPRK to review anti-pandemic policy in weeks

This picture taken on July 27, 2022 and published by DPRK's official Korean Central News Agency KCNA on July 28 shows DPRK leader Kim Jong-un center delivering a speech at the 69th anniversary of the Korean War in Pyongyang. STR AFP SEOUL The Democratic People's Republic of Korea will convene two key meetings, including one to review the country's anti-pandemic policy, in the coming weeks, state media said on Monday, as it reported no new COVID 19 cases since late July.

The DPRK Supreme People's AssemblyDPRK Supreme People's Assembly will meet on Sept 7 to discuss law on rural development and organizational matters, according to the official KCNA.

The DPRK decided to hold a national meeting early August for an emergency anti-pandemic review to confirm the new orientation in its policy.

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The COVID meeting comes as the DPRK said last week all of its patients with fever have recovered, marking the end of its first wave of the coronaviruses outbreak in mid-May. It said that around 4.77 million fever patients have fully recovered and 74 have died since April.

The decision to convene the parliament came at a plenary meeting of the SPA's standing committee on Sunday, KCNA said.

The law on medicines was adopted by the participants at the weekend meeting to establish a strict system to promote public health.

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The law of self-guard was adopted by the KCNA to establish what it calls the all-people self-guard system to protect people's life and property, and other matters on the table, as well as revising the aerospace development law to further legalize the activities in the field.

In March, the top leader of the DPRK, Kim Jong-un, called for expanding its space rocket launch site to advance its space ambitions after the Republic of Korea and the United States accused it of testing a new intercontinental ballistic missile under the guise of space development.