North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other high-ranking officials in the DPRK government today discussed a possible relaxation of the country's anti-violence measures, the Associated Press reported.

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The North Korean leadership claims that the spread of the coronavirus in the DPRK has been delayed.

North Korea has reported 89,500 new cases of fever in the last 24 hours

Discussing a possible easing at a meeting of the North Korean ruling party's Politburo means measures will likely be eased soon.

Kim and other members of the Politburo gave a positive assessment of the pandemic situation, saying "the spread of the infection has been controlled," the North Korean news agency CCTA reported.

The CCTA reported that North Korean leaders "discussed effective and rapid coordination and the implementation of anti-epidemic rules and recommendations, taking into account the current stable situation in the fight against the epidemic."  

Earlier today, North Korea reported 89,500 new patients with symptoms of fever, bringing the total number of patients with such symptoms to 3.4 million, according to the Associated Press.

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