China has dispatched a team of senior doctors to treat Kim Jong-un

China has dispatched a team of senior doctors to treat Kim Jong-un, it was reported yesterday, amid conflicting accounts about the health of the North Korean dictator since he vanished from public view two weeks ago.

The delegation was led by a senior official from the Communist Party international liaison department, which handles relations with its neighbour, according to Reuters, citing three sources “familiar with the situation”.

The city has the highest death rate of any state capital in Brazil and the mayor fears there are more hidden deaths because people are dying at home without medical care.  

The pandemic has also reached extremely vulnerable indigenous communities in the state of Amazonas, which is so huge it can take days of travel by boat to reach outlying towns and villages.   

Police put up barriers around Rosa Luxemburg square, where the protesters were headed, leaving the participants to gather in nearby roads.

The protest “is not in line with the rules” in place to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus, police said on Twitter, telling those taking part to disperse.

She has been increasingly trusted with public tasks, accompanying him at recent key summits and last month making her first official public statement, as she was reinstated to the ruling party’s most powerful politburo committee.

At the same time, it is clear from state media reports that Kim Yo-jong knows her place – behind her brother, rather than at his side. During a train stop in China early last year, she was given the job of extinguishing her brother’s cigarette.

Swimming in the sea remains off-limits and all outings, including trips to the beach for people who live near the coastline, will be limited to one a day and a maximum of an hour between 9am and 9pm.

Spain’s strict coronavirus lockdown has meant that most children have spent the last six weeks cooped up indoors unless they were lucky enough to live in a house with a garden.