North Korea's Kim Jong-un appears in public amid health rumors

SEOUL: North Korean state media says the leader made his first public appearance in 20 days amid his health.

the Korea Central News Agency He said Saturday that he attended a ceremony marking the completion of a fertilizer factory in Suncheon, near the Pyongyang capital, with other top officials, including his sister, Kim Yo Jong.

Photos from the ceremony were not immediately released.

Kim Jong-un had last been seen during a ruling party meeting on April 11 to discuss coronavirus prevention. Speculation about his health swirled after missing the April 15 celebration of the birthday of his late grandfather and founder of the state, Kim Il Sung, the country's most important holiday.

El gobierno de Corea del Sur había minimizado the rumores y the informes no confirmados de que Kim estaba en mal estado de salud después de un procedimiento médico, diciendo que no había detectado ninguna actividad inusual en el Norte.