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N. Korea pursues anti-corruption crusade amid COVID-19 fears

Even as the country devotes its efforts to dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, North Korea’s leadership is still conducting an anti-corruption campaign. Most recently,...

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. Korean man dies of COVID-19 infection-like symptoms

Some North Koreans living in North Pyongan Province suspect that the government is covering up the death of a man who recently died of...
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Ryanggang Province forms local task forces to combat COVID-19

North Korean authorities in Ryanggang Province are organizing task forces in the province's small and medium-sized cities and in rural areas to help prevent...
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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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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...
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N. Korea’s elite look to foreign-made COVID-19 vaccines for salvation

While North Korea claims it is close to a breakthrough in the development of a vaccine for COVID-19, Pyongyang's elite are taking preliminary steps...

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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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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