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August 4, 2020

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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Novel coronavirus has killed 20+ North Koreans, sources

While North Korean authorities insist via state media that there are no people infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, Daily NK...

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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Sources: N. Korea suggests kimchi to prevent COVID-19

North Korean authorities are spreading medically unproven information throughout the country as part of efforts to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Daily NK has...
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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...

Explaining reports of COVID-19 infections deep inside N. Korea

North Korean authorities are working hard to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) into the country, but Daily NK sources speculate that...
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N. Korean officials say that COVID-19 can be beaten in one month

North Korean officials are suggesting that the country can "beat COVID-19" over the next month with exhaustive disease control efforts, Daily NK sources have...

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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Four N. Korean military hospital doctors die from symptoms similar to COVID-19

Three military doctors and one civilian doctor recently died at a North Korean military hospital after suffering from symptoms similar to those caused by...
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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...

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