North Korea tells U.N. it has COVID-19 'under safe, stable control'

FILE PHOTO: North Korean ambassador to the United Nations Kim Song speaks during a news conference in New York, U.S., October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

NEW YORK (Reuters) – North Korea now has the coronavirus “under safe and stable control,” North Korea’s U.N. ambassador, Kim Song, told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.

“Thanks to the far-sighted leadership of the government of the DPRK … the anti-epidemic situation in our country is now under safe and stable control,” said Kim, using the initials of his country’s formal name – the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

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