Both sentences came against the backdrop of measures to combat the coronavirus. It is also reported that the authorities have stopped fishing and salt production over fears that sea salt may be contaminated with COVID-19.
North Korean authorities have executed two officials amid economic difficulties during the pandemic. This is stated in a report by the National Intelligence Agency of South Korea, reports on Friday, November 27, the Associated Press.
So, according to intelligence, one official was executed for importing prohibited goods into the country against the backdrop of increased customs control at the border due to the pandemic. Another senior official was executed on charges of currency exchange fraud.
The South Korean intelligence community also notes that the DPRK leader Kim Jong-un has recently taken вЂњreckless actionsвЂќ amid economic difficulties, in particular, raised commodity prices and cut industrial production.
In addition, it was ordered to suspend fishing and salt production due to concerns that sea salt could be infected with the coronavirus.
In Pyongyang and Chagando province, a regime of isolation was introduced. It is also reported that Pyongyang, amid measures to contain the coronavirus, may postpone the convention of the Workers' Party of Korea, which was scheduled for early next year. By the way, at this congress, the leader of the DPRK, Kim Jong-un, was supposed to receive the rank of generalissimo.
It was also reported that North Korea mined the border with China due to COVID-19.