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Photos from Hyesan reveal the impact of disease control efforts

Two months have passed since North Korea shut down its borders to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) into the country from...
military parade

Sources: N. Korea planning largest military parade ever in October

North Korea is in preparations for the largest military parade in its history on Oct. 10, involving 23,000 soldiers, Daily NK has learned. Oct....
military farmland

Kim Jong Un tightens control over military-run farmland

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently issued an order to the military to review the status of farmland it manages and for the...
Supreme People's Assembly (SPA)

Supreme People’s Assembly reps to arrive in Pyongyang by Apr. 4, 5

Daily NK sources have reported that Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) representatives must arrive in Pyongyang between Apr. 4 and Apr. 5.  “These representatives have been...

Facing fuel oil shortages, cement factories modify production processes

North Korea has recently ordered cement factories to produce cement with technology and raw materials acquired domestically. “The authorities have been telling factories not to...
smuggling activities

N. Korea’s state-run smuggling activities continue despite coronavirus

With the COVID-19 pandemic showing no signs of abating, North Korea has intensified its disease control measures, especially for individuals engaging in state-sponsored smuggling...

Eleven Chongori prisoners die after suffering from respiratory issues

Eleven prisoners at the Chongori Prison in North Hamgyong Province have reportedly died after suffering from respiratory issues, Daily NK has learned.  “The prisoners had...
Pyongyang Housing real estate prices

N. Korean real estate prices remain stable despite economic downturn

North Korea’s real estate prices have remained stable amid global fears of price falls due to the economic stagnation caused by the spread of...

N. Korean authorities release instructions about first day of school

North Korea’s education ministry recently issued instructions to schools about what activities they should plan for on the first day of school following the...

Disease control efforts are impacting compost production, sources

Daily NK sources have reported that North Korea’s efforts aimed at combating the spread of COVID-19 have begun to impact compost production this year.  North...

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