A bizarre North Korean propaganda video has been released featuring an 11-year-old girl who insists that despite reports of a rampant coronavirus outbreak, ‘everyone is fine’ in the totalitarian state .
The girl, who says her name is “Song-a”, is apparently a Harry Potter fan and learned English from her mother.
“Just like that, everything is under control as before and everyone is fine!
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“Pyongyang where I live is a very beautiful and beautiful city,” she says in one of the clips.
“Have you ever been to Pyongyang? Well if you come here you will be totally amazed because literally everywhere you go there are amusement parks…endless things for kids to have fun with.
Song-a said in somewhat confused English that the capital’s parks are “so fun and entertaining that even adults tease to go there”.
In another video, she describes how she fell ill and had a temperature of 39 degrees before military medics arrived with medicine: “At that point, my mom and I just cried and cried like a baby. … [the medics] become like my brothers.
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She also claimed that friends, neighbors and local store staff brought her “giant juicy red strawberries”, dumplings and vegetables.
It’s not entirely clear whether “Song-a” is simply a loyal North Korean who is happy to live under Kim Jong-un or an actor working for the country’s propaganda ministry.
According to a report on the NK News website, Song-a’s YouTube channel ‘Sary Voline’ is similar to ‘sock puppet’ accounts created by state-owned Sogwang Media Corporation in Pyongyang in Chinese and Russian. , as well as in English.