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Wonsan-Kalma project workers sent to Pyongyang hospital project

Architectural designers and other key personnel were transferred from the Wonsan-Kalma Coastal Tourism Zone project to the Pyongyang General Hospital project earlier this month,...
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N. Korea orders schools to follow strict disease prevention rules

North Korean authorities recently issued an order instructing the country’s schools to be thoroughly sterilized and for disease control measures to be implemented ahead...
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Hamhung currency broker sentenced to life in prison

A currency broker charged with running an illegal currency exchange business in Hamhung, South Hamgyong Province, was recently sentenced to life imprisonment during a...
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Some N. Korea factory workers in China are not getting paid

North Korean workers at some factories in China are not getting paid because their workplaces have shut down due to financial difficulties, Daily NK...
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Chronic illness sufferers face dire shortages of medicines

The severe shortage of medicines in North Korea following the shutdown of the country’s borders in late January is causing concern among sufferers of...
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Chagang Province locality experiences COVID-19 “false alarm”

A case of paratyphoid fever in Wiwon County, Chagang Province, in mid-April sparked local concern about a potential COVID-19 outbreak, even leading to the...
Samjiyon work units rumors

Source: Rumors suggest that KJU recently stayed in Samjiyon

The Supreme Guard Command recently intensified control over a road used exclusively by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Samjiyon, Ryanggang Province, and...
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N. Korea initiates drive to identify and register elderly “vagrants”

North Korean authorities have launched a nationwide effort to identify and register elderly “vagrants” who are aged 60 and over and have announced plans...

Training exercise for October military parade delayed until July

North Korea has delayed a large-scale training exercise for an important military parade  amid concerns over COVID-19, Daily NK has learned. The training was originally...
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N. Korea uses “recorded calls” to better track down international callers

North Korea has recently begun to use recorded phone calls to improve efforts to track down international callers, Daily NK has learned. “Signal detection units...

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