DPRK leader Kim Jong UN sent a verbal message to the head of China XI Jinping in connection with the pandemic coronavirus. It is reported by the Central Telegraph Agency of Korea (KCNA).
Kim Jong UN praised China’s success in combating the spread of coronavirus, the report said.
The DPRK leader said he was glad the successes of China and expressed the opinion that thanks to joint dealing with the various challenges of the relations between the two countries have become stronger.
Pyongyang still denies the existence of infected with SARS-CoV-2, however, the country’s border with China is virtually closed.
Kim Jong-UN for the first time the Board was not present at the celebrations on the occasion of the birthday of his grandfather, the North Korean state founder Kim Il-sung, which take place April 15. This gave rise to speculation about his serious illness. Several of the tabloids (in particular, the American The New York Post and The British Daily Mail and Express) with reference to publications in Chinese social network Weibo wrote that Kim Jong-UN died in the night of April 25, allegedly from complications after heart surgery. Other media wrote that the head of the DPRK is in a coma.
A North Korean diplomat, President of the Korean friendship Association Alejandro Cao de Benos said on 25 April that the information about the illness of Kim Jong-UN is not true.
On may 1, the leader of the DPRK took part in the ceremony of completion of construction of the plant for the production of fertilizers. He looked healthy and was smiling.
In South Korea believe that it does not appear in public because of the epidemic of the coronavirus.