The Daily Populous

Tuesday April 21st, 2020 day edition

image for U.S. eyes reports on North Korean leader Kim's health; South Korea, China cast doubt

Daily NK, a Seoul-based speciality website, reported late on Monday, citing one unnamed source in North Korea, that Kim was recovering after undergoing the procedure on April 12.

Kim is the unquestioned leader of North Korea and the sole commander of its nuclear arsenal.

An official at the Chinese Communist Party’s International Liaison Department, which deals with North Korea, told Reuters the source did not believe Kim was critically ill. China is North Korea’s only major ally.

It said he was now receiving treatment at a villa in the Mount Myohyang resort north of the capital Pyongyang.

An authoritative U.S. source familiar with internal U.S. government reporting on North Korea questioned the CNN report that Kim was in “grave danger”.

On April 12, North Korean state media reported that Kim Jong Un had visited an airbase and observed drills by fighter jets and attack aircraft.

He was the first North Korean leader to cross the border into South Korea to meet Moon in 2018. »

Disney to stop paying 100,000 workers but is still on track to give shareholders $1.5 billion

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Disney over the past month has raised debt and signed new credit facilities, leaving the company with about $20 billion in fresh cash to draw upon for a downturn.

Disney made nearly $7 billion in operating income from its parks, experiences and products business last year, making up nearly half of all operating profits.

Shares in Disney have fallen by a quarter since the outbreak of the virus. »

Kemp: Restaurants, other businesses to reopen in Georgia amid COVID-19 fight

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In order to do so, the state would be partnering with the Georgia Health system to "double down" on testing capacity.

That delay would allow Georgia more time to flatten the curve and allow the businesses to prepare to be ready to open.

State Rep. David Clark, a Buford Republican, posted statements online Friday saying it’s “time for Georgia and America to reopen for business.”. »

Coronavirus: Novak Djokovic reveals he's an anti-vaxxer and it may stop his return to tennis

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Novak Djokovic has revealed he is an anti-vaxxer and that it could get in the way of his return to competitive tennis once the sport resumes from the coronavirus pandemic.

Prominent figures in tennis have said all players should be vaccinated when competition starts again, provided a vaccination against COVID-19 is produced by then.

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