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Coronavirus Confirmed in North Korea

   Pyongyang, May 12 (KCNA - RSTV)   

 

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The 8th Political Bureau meeting of the 8th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) was convened at the office building of the Party Central Committee on May 12.

Kim Jong Un, General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, was present at the meeting.

Attending the meeting were members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, and members and alternate members of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee.

Present there as observers were officials in the state emergency epidemic prevention sector and some commanding officers of the Ministry of National Defence.

The respected General Secretary presided over the meeting.

 

 

8th Politburo Meeting of 8th CC, WPK Held

First, the Political Bureau discussed an issue of convening the plenary meeting of the Party Central Committee.

Adopted at the meeting with unanimous approval was a decision of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee on convening the 5th Plenary Meeting of the 8th Central Committee of the Party in the first third of June to make interim summing-up of the execution of the Party and state policies in 2022 and discuss and decide a series of important issues.

Next, the Political Bureau discussed the issue of coping with the epidemic prevention crisis state prevailing in the country.

It recognized as follows:

A most serious emergency case of the state occurred: A break was made on our emergency epidemic prevention front where has firmly defended for two years and three months from February, 2020.

The state emergency epidemic prevention command and relevant units made deliberation of the result of strict gene arrangement analysis on the specimen from persons with fever of an organization in the capital city on May 8, and concluded that it coincided with Omicron BA.2 variant which is recently spreading worldwide rapidly.

Informed at the meeting was the spread state in the whole country. Urgent measures were presented and deliberated to take the strategic initiative in the epidemic prevention campaign for the future.

The Political Bureau censured the epidemic prevention sectors for their carelessness, relaxation, irresponsibility and inefficiency as they did not sensitively cope with the public health state which infectors of all kinds of variants are increasing worldwide including surrounding regions of our country.

The Political Bureau recognized that it is necessary to switch over from the state epidemic prevention system to the maximum emergency epidemic prevention system to cope with the present circumstance.

All measures were taken for the Party, administrative and economic organs at all levels, sectors of public and state security and national defence and all organs and sectors of the country to establish the proper work system to make the state work be done smoothly in line with the maximum emergency epidemic prevention system coming into force.

Adopted at the meeting was a resolution of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK on switch over from the state emergency epidemic prevention work to the maximum emergency epidemic prevention system to cope with the prevailing epidemic prevention crisis.

Concluding the meeting, Comrade Kim Jong Un raised principles to be maintained thoroughly in the emergency epidemic prevention work and tasks to do so.

He outlined and analyzed the current epidemic prevention crisis of the country and noted that the maximum emergency epidemic prevention system is mainly aimed to stably contain and control the spread of COVID-19 that made inroads into the country and to quickly cure the infections in order to eradicate the source of the virus spread at an early date.

The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un said more dangerous enemy than the malignant virus for us now is an unscientific fear, lack of faith and weak will, and continued:

We will surely overcome the sudden happening and win in the emergency anti-epidemic work as we have a strong organizing ability of the Party, the government and the people united as one and the high political consciousness and high self-consciousness of the people developed and consolidated in the course of long emergency anti-epidemic struggle.

All the cities and counties across the country should thoroughly block themselves and tightly close every unit for work, production and life before organizing the work and production so as to perfectly cut off the space for spread of the malignant virus.

Stressing the necessity of quickly organizing scientific and intensive examination and treatment campaign, he said that the Party and the government decided to take a measure to mobilize reserve medical supplies that have been stored up for the emergency until now.

He underscored the need for the public health sector and the emergency epidemic prevention sectors to strictly conduct intensive examination of all the people, take proactive measures for medical observation and treatment, intensify disinfection of all areas ranging from workplaces to living space and thus block and terminate the source of the malicious epidemics spread.

The General Secretary said:

No matter severe the present anti-epidemic situation may be, nothing can check our advance toward the overall development of socialist construction and we can never miss anything in the planned economic work. Now that the state anti-epidemic system has been transferred into the greatest emergency anti-epidemic system, the Cabinet and other state economic guidance organs and relevant units should organize, guide and command the economic work more perfectly to speed up the immediate farming and production at major industrial sectors and factories and enterprises to the utmost and perfectly complete the long-cherished undertakings of the Party for the people like the construction of 10,000 flats in the Hwasong area and the construction of the Ryonpho Greenhouse Farm within the fixed date.

The Party and government organs should take thoroughgoing measures to minimize the inconveniences and mental sufferings of the people in the intensified blockade and stabilize their living lest there should be any undesirable practices.

Stressing the need to more firmly cementing the outposts of the state defence and guarantee the victory of the great epidemic prevention campaign with arms, he specially emphasized that guard duty should be further strengthened on the fronts, borders, seas and air and the best measures be taken to make security vacuum not be revealed in the national defence.

Comrade Kim Jong Un said:

The people-first politics of our Party and state and the single-minded unity of the people that have overcome all difficulties of history and displayed great vitality are the most powerful guarantee making it possible to win in the current anti-epidemic campaign. All the Party organizations and government organs should prove in practice their loyalty to the Party and the revolution, devotion to the people and responsibility for their duty in the present anti-epidemic campaign for defending the lives and security of the people.

He warmly appealed to all the people and officers and men of the People's Army to triumphantly conclude the great epidemic prevention campaign with firm confidence and great redoubled efforts and thus defend to the end our precious lives and future with our faith, will and unity.

The Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK examined and approved the written emergency instructions of the Central Military Commission of the Party and the Cabinet and made sure that they are issued.

 

 

Political Bureau of C.C., WPK Decides to Switch over from State Epidemic Prevention Work to Maximum Emergency Epidemic Prevention System

The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) on May 12 decided as follows in connection with the grave situation such as the inroads of stealth Omicron variant into the country amid the ever-worsening worldwide public health crisis:

  1. The state epidemic prevention work shall be switched over to the maximum emergency epidemic prevention system.
  2. The state emergency epidemic prevention command shall take practical measures to switch over from the state epidemic prevention work to the maximum emergency epidemic prevention system and strictly control and command the overall epidemic prevention work of the country.
  3. The Party, administrative and economic organs, public and state security and armed forces organs and all other organs and sectors shall unconditionally accept the instructions of the state emergency epidemic prevention headquarters as the demand of the Party Central Committee and thoroughly implement them, and establish the work system in an orderly way in keeping with switching over to the maximum emergency epidemic prevention system so that the slightest deviations are not be revealed in the overall state work.

 

 

Political Bureau of C.C., WPK Decides to Convene 5th Plenary Meeting of 8th Central Committee of WPK

The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) decided to convene the 5th Plenary Meeting of the 8th Central Committee of the WPK in the first third of June to make interim review of the execution of the immediate major Party and state policies for 2022 assigned at the 4th Plenary Meeting of the 8th Central Committee of the Party and discuss and decide a series of important issues.

A relevant resolution of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK was adopted on May 12.

 

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