Pyongyang: North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un’s sister revealed that the North Korean leader suffered from a “high fever” during a recent COVID outbreak, as she vowed to “eradicate” South Korean authorities if they continued to tolerate propaganda leaflets the regime blames for spreading the virus.
Repeating dubious claims that the pamphlets caused the recent COVID outbreak in the north, Kim Yo Jong blamed “South Korean puppets” for sending “dirty objects” across the border in leaflets carried by balloons, the official Korean Central News Agency reported 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 to show that he shares the struggles of the people.
According to KCNA, Kim Yo Jong claimed in a speech that the North Korean leader was unwell due to a high fever. Still, she added that her brother could not lie down for even a moment because of his concerns for the people of his country.
The North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Un, went about 17 days without an appearance in state media last month, although the North Korean leader appeared in public recently and chided the US, and he further warned to eliminate South Korea from the world map. He attended a ruling party meeting Wednesday in which he claimed “victory” in the “great quarantine war.”