With rising rumors and uncertainty surrounding the well being and whereabouts of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a state-run newspaper tried to show the dictator is hale and hearty by reporting that he has despatched a thank-you letter to builders in a seaside resort.
The Rodong Sinmun outlet claimed Monday that Kim penned the message to builders engaged on a tourism challenge in Wonsan, the place South Korea believes the leader has been staying since April 13,Â according to South Koreaâs Yonhap News Agency.
âSupreme Leader Kim Jong Un has sent his appreciation to the workers who devoted themselves to building the Wonsan-Kalma tourist zone,â the Rodong Sinmun reported.
The Korean Central Broadcasting Station made an analogous report, in accordance to Yonhap.
The studies are the newest about North Koreaâs âRocket manâ, who has been the topic of rampant hypothesis in current days that he had died, was in a vegetative state, or â as South Korea says â is totally tremendous.
The US monitoring web site 38 North has reported thatÂ satellite imagery showed what appeared to be Kimâs personal trainÂ parked at a station in âhis Wonsan compound since at least April 21.â
âThe trainâs presence does not prove the whereabouts of the North Korean leader or indicate anything about his health, but it does lend weight to reports that Kim is staying at an elite area on the countryâs eastern coast,â it reported.
Questions concerning the reclusive dictatorâs well being flared after heÂ missed an April 15 commemorationÂ of the 108th birthday of his grandfather, the Hermit Kingdomâs founder, Kim Il Sung.
Meanwhile, different unverified rumors are that Kim might have been injured throughout a current missile take a look at and that he went into hiding after considered one of his bodyguards was suspected to have contracted COVID-19,Â according to the Mirror.
Unnamed supply in China informed the South Korean newspaper JoongAng Ilbo that Kim skipped the birthday bash for his late grandfather due to his guardâs attainable an infection, the UK information outlet reported.
Another South Korean outlet, Dong-A Ilbo, quoted an unnamed US official as saying Kim left Pyongyang for Wonsan to keep away from the virus, the Mirror reported.
Moon Chung-in, a particular safety adviser to South Koreaâs President Moon Jae-in, mentioned Sunday in an interview with Fox News that Kim is âalive and well.â
The Post reported that Kim was final seen at a gathering of the ruling Workersâ Party to talk about the coronavirus menace on April 11. He is claimed to have undergone coronary heart surgical procedure the next day.
President Trump has indicated he believes studies that Kim is in failing well being are âfake.â Source: The Post