North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles into its eastern sea on Monday, South Korea said.
The launch came just days after leader Kim Jong Un oversaw military drills and convened a meeting aimed at preventing an outbreak of the coronavirus, South Korea’s defense ministry said.
It was not immediately clear what type of projectiles were launched and how far they traveled.
Kim on Friday held a meeting with officials of the Workers’ Party to discuss stricter enforcement of “top-class anti-epidemic steps” in the country amid the global coronavirus outbreak, state media KCNA said.
North Korea has not confirmed any cases of the deadly virus, but according to state media, people exhibiting symptoms have been subject to a month-long quarantine.
“In case the infectious disease spreading beyond control finds its way into our country, it will entail serious consequences,” Kim was quoted as saying at Friday’s meeting.
“No special cases must be allowed within the state anti-epidemic system.”
Friday’s military drill was to “judge the mobility and the firepower strike ability” on the frontline and eastern units, KCNA said Saturday.
KCNA released photographs showing Kim not wearing a surgical mask during the meeting or at the military drills.
With Post wires
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