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Classroom doors at N. Korean schools “sealed shut”

North Korea’s education authorities have taken the unprecedented step of locking the doors to school classrooms and affixing them with “paper seals” amid efforts...
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N. Korea stresses measures to prevent the spread of infectious diseases

North Korean authorities recently handed down orders aimed at preventing both the spread of COVID-19 and other contagious diseases such as paratyphoid fever, typhoid...
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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...

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