April 17 2020 5:50pm

Coronavirus outbreak: North Korea’s Kim Jong Un’s absence spurs speculation over possible health problems

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was absent from an important national holiday event this week, rekindling speculation over his potential health problems.
North Korea on Wednesday marked the anniversary of the birthday of its founder, Kim’s grandfather Kim Il Sung.
But state media gives no mention of Kim Jong Un as part of the delegation, unlike past holidays. He was also absent from photos released by the state’s newspaper.
The North Korean leader was last publicly seen presiding over a Politburo meeting of the ruling Workers’ Party last Saturday.

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