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N. Korea has quarantined 865 suspected COVID-19 cases

North Korea has quarantined at least 865 people showing symptoms of COVID-19 infections in government-designated facilities across the country, Daily NK has learned. A report...
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N. Korea distributes documents educating people about COVID-19

North Korean authorities recently distributed a set of documents telling people in the country how to detect early signs of COVID-19 and ways to...
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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...

N. Korean innkeeper arrested for defying COVID-19 prevention rules

A North Korean innkeeper in her early 50s was recently arrested for bribing local officials to ensure that her establishment did not become a...
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N. Korea’s Kilju County faces possible outbreak of COVID-19

Officials in North Hamgyong Province’s Kilju County have recently set up a quarantine facility to house a large number of people who are suffering...

Fever outbreak in Ryanggang Province sparks fears of COVID-19

A fever outbreak in Taehongdan County, Ryanggang Province, has sparked fears of the spread of COVID-19 in the area, Daily NK has learned. “There were...

N. Korea claims US and S. Korea spreading COVID-19 in the country

North Korean authorities are disseminating the idea that the US and South Korea are purposely spreading COVID-19 into North Korea, a source in South...

Rise in COVID-19 cases in Russia spark concern in North Korea

North Koreans in border areas are becoming increasingly concerned with news of the coronavirus spreading aggressively in neighboring Russia, a Daily NK source reported...

N. Korean tests positive for COVID-19 in China

A North Korean who attempted to defect to China tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently under quarantine at a Chinese hospital, Daily NK...
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N. Korean officials use virtual meetings to monitor COVID-19 situation

North Korea’s disease control authorities have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation throughout the country through virtual meetings with provincial officials on a daily basis,...

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