Seoul | North Korea has completed preparations for a nuclear test and is awaiting the best time to carry it out, a South Korean lawmaker said, citing information from the Seoul spy agency.

Despite the recent wave of Covid-19 in North Korea, “preparations for a nuclear test have been completed and they are only looking for the right time” to carry it out, MK Ha Tae-keung told reporters, eve of US President Joe Biden’s visit to South Korea.