North Korea's epidemic prevention centre said a soldier and a 5-year kindergartener had contact with "alien things” in the town in early April and later tested positive for the Omicron variant.
The new chips will be more powerful and efficient and will be used in high-performance computing applications before being put into gadgets such as mobile phones.
Plan to form US-Japan-South Korea military alliance "is evidently a dangerous prelude to creation of Asian version of NATO", says KCNA news agency.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has also ordered steps to be taken to “enhance the operational capabilities of the frontline units.”
The launch comes eight months after the first test failed to put a dummy satellite into orbit.
The new outbreak puts further strain on the isolated country as it battles chronic food shortages and a wave of Covid-19 infections.
Some observers say the new “enteric epidemic” in North Korea refers to an infectious disease like typhoid, dysentery or cholera, which are illnesses caused by germs via contaminated food and water.
The protest ended after the South Korean transport ministry and truckers union agreed to extend the truckers' minimum freight rates.
The seven members of BTS, credited with generating billions of dollars for the South Korean economy, tell fans that they are 'exhausted' and needed time apart.
The 22,000-strong truckers' union is protesting against soaring fuel prices and demanding minimum pay guarantees.
The situation on the Korean peninsula poses a global threat, South Korean Defence Minister Lee Jong-sup says at the Shangri-La Dialogue, a top regional security summit.
The veteran diplomat served as a close aide to Kim Jong Un during nuclear talks with the United States and accompanied the North Korean leader to summits with then US president Donald Trump.
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