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N. Korea is cremating bodies of people who died of suspected COVID-19 infections

A source recently told Daily NK that North Korea is forcibly cremating the bodies of people  who have died of suspected COVID-19 infections. Moreover,...
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Rason takes action amid reports of children collapsing from hunger

Children have been collapsing from malnutrition even in Rason, a North Korean city that was regarded as being in decent economic shape despite the...

Recent lectures in Hamhung refocus attention on anti-reactionary thought law

Officials in Hamhung, South Hamgyong Province, recently conducted lectures that refocused attention on the country’s law to eradicate “reactionary thought and culture.” This suggests...

Fear of being blamed may help explain N. Korea’s questionable COVID-19 statistics

North Korea’s quarantine “control tower,” the State Emergency Anti-epidemic Command, has been unable to aggregate each and every death from COVID-19. Local officials are...
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Young children die of malnutrition and suspected COVID-19 symptoms in Yanggang Province

Young children in agricultural regions of Yanggang Province are dying of malnutrition and suspected COVID-19 symptoms, Daily NK has learned.  A source in Yanggang Province...
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N. Korea orders universities nationwide to prevent students from traveling during summer break

As part of efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, North Korean authorities recently ordered universities nationwide to prevent students living in dormitories from...

N. Korea hands down instructions to provinces regarding revised Emergency Anti-epidemic Law

Instructions related to North Korea's revised Emergency Anti-epidemic Law were recently handed down to senior government officials nationwide, Daily NK has learned. North Korean authorities...

Suspected COVID-19 cases appear to be on the rise in Hoeryong

North Korea continues to put out daily statistics indicating declining fever cases, but in certain regions of the country, suspected cases of COVID-19 appear...

People living outside of Pyongyang complain about unfair medicine distributions

There are dramatic differences in how medicine is being supplied in Pyongyang and the rest of the country, a source in North Hamgyong Province...
Hyesan, Ryanggang Province in August 2018

Medicine shortages make life difficult for Hyesan residents

Amid the spread of COVID-19 in North Korea, medicine shortages are making life difficult for many people in Hyesan, Daily NK has learned. A source...

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