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After rumours about health, North Korea state media report Kim Jong Un appearance


KCNA/via REUTERS


After weeks of intense speculation about the health of Kim Jong Un, state news agency KCNA said on Saturday the North Korean leader attended the completion of a fertilisers plant north of Pyongyang, the first report of his appearance since April 11.


Reuters could not independently verify the KCNA report. KCNA said Kim cut a ribbon at the ceremony on Friday and those attending the event “burst into thunderous cheers of ‘hurrah!’ for the Supreme Leader...” Kim was seen in photographs smiling and talking to aides at the ribbon-cutting ceremony and also touring the plant. The authenticity of the photos, published on the website of the official Rodong Sinmun newspaper, could not be verified. Many in the large crowd of people, described as officials of the army, the ruling party, and the community who worked on the project, were wearing face masks and standing some distance from the podium where Kim and his aides took part in the ceremony.


2 May 2020

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