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Local district offices take on more surveillance and monitoring duties amidst COVID-19 pandemic

At the end of last month, local district offices near the border zone in North Hamgyong Province issued a notice containing provisions regarding conduct...

North Korea’s leadership not first in line to get AstraZeneca vaccinations

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the rest of the country's leadership will not receive doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine North Korea is...
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North Korea recently hacked Pfizer to steal vaccine development-related secrets

A newly-formed hacking unit inside the Reconnaissance General Bureau (RGB) recently hacked Pfizer to steal vaccine development-related secrets, a high-level North Korean source told...

North Korea marks Kim Jong Il’s birthday with quarantine promotion lectures

North Korean authorities reportedly marked the birthday of late leader Kim Jong Il with public lectures to bolster quarantine efforts against COVID-19. Cautioning people against...
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North Korea lifts lockdowns in Chagang Province’s Chasong and Manpo

North Korean authorities lifted the lockdown on the towns of Chasong and Manpo, Chagang Province last Wednesday, Daily NK has learned.  A source in Chagang...
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Some North Koreans feel as if they’ve been abandoned by their government

As North Korean authorities are expected to strengthen COVID-19 prevention measures at the Second Plenary Session of the Eighth Central Committee (from Feb. 8...
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Hyesan, Samjiyon lockdown lifted after just 18 days

Daily NK has learned that North Korean authorities lifted the lockdown on the cities of Hyesan and Samjiyon in Yanggang Province after just 18...

North Korea may give priority to the country’s “core class” for COVID-19 vaccine

North Korean authorities are scheduled to receive enough COVID-19 vaccine for 990,000 people from the COVAX Facility, an international initiative for equitable access to...
Hyesan, Ryanggang Province in August 2018

Locals arrested in Hyesan for violating lockdown orders

With North Korean authorities putting the cities of Hyesan and Samjiyon in Yanggang Province under lockdown late last month, local residents are reportedly receiving...

North Korean authorities lockdown cities in Chagang Province over COVID-19 fears

With North Korea placing the border cities of Hyesan and Samjiyon in Yanggang Province under lockdown due to a smuggling incident late last month,...

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