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Novel coronavirus has killed 20+ North Koreans, sources

While North Korean authorities insist via state media that there are no people infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, Daily NK...

Explaining reports of COVID-19 infections deep inside N. Korea

North Korean authorities are working hard to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) into the country, but Daily NK sources speculate that...
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N. Korean enlistees face tougher road to becoming soldiers

Faced with concerns over the novel coronavirus, North Korea's military has toughened the hurdles new recruits need to pass to become soldiers and have...

N. Korea cracks down on the movement of “vagrants”

North Korean authorities have recently ordered local officials to find ways to restrict the movement of beggars and other "vagrants" who engage in crime,...
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N. Korea orders major organizations to fend for themselves

North Korea has ordered major provincial organizations, military-run factories and other facilities to prepare a months' worth of food, signalling that the state is...
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N. Korea further strengthens restrictions on domestic travel

North Korean authorities have further intensified restrictions on domestic travel in the country after South Korea elevated its risk level for the novel coronavirus...
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Sick N. Korean defector turned away from hospital in China

A North Korean defector in China recently went to a local hospital after suffering from COVID-19 infection-like symptoms but was sent back home without...
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N. Korean military delays discharge notice due to COVID-19

North Korea's military announced the year's first discharge announcement two weeks later than normal due to the spread of COVID-19, Daily NK has learned. Daily...
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N. Korean rice sellers raking it in thanks to skyrocketing prices

The rise of North Korean rice prices have led to massive profits for rice wholesalers who acquired rice from China before the closure of...
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N. Korean man dies of COVID-19 infection-like symptoms

Some North Koreans living in North Pyongan Province suspect that the government is covering up the death of a man who recently died of...

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