(ANSA) – BEIJING, MAY 20 – South Korean intelligence considers “unlikely” that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been vaccinated against Covid-19: this is the indication that emerged today in the parliamentary hearing in Seoul with the leaders of the National Intelligence Service (NIS), based on unspecified “various circumstances”, Yonhap said.
Kim, in photos and videos relaunched by the official media, appeared wearing two protective masks, one over the other, during inspections carried out at pharmacies in Pyongyang “to verify the delivery of the fever vaccines”.
According to the report made by several MEPs attending the hearing, North Korea, grappling with the first outbreak of the new coronavirus in over two years of pandemic that caused two million infections, has so far rejected offers of vaccines against the Covid-19 both from the Covax program, supported by WHO, and from countries such as China and Russia.
The attitude is now changing and the South Korean 007 cited an article that appeared in the country’s main newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, in favor of vaccination to prevent the spread of the infection. (HANDLE).