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North Korean soldiers in Sakju County, North Pyongan Province covid-19 facilities

Ordinary N. Korean soldiers are suffering due to a shortage of medicine

North Korean authorities are supplying COVID-19 medications to Pyongyang and other areas of the country with support of the military, but ordinary soldiers are...

What does “complete recovery” mean in the context of N. Korea’s COVID-19 outbreak?

North Korea can do little to treat those infected with COVID-19 given the country’s poor public health system and the lack of diagnostic equipment,...

N. Korea hands down instructions to its provinces about how to deal with COVID-19

North Korea's State Emergency Anti-epidemic Command recently sent “public health administrative instructions” to its local command centers on how to cope with infections of...
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Kim Jong Un orders investigation into the recent defection of five N. Koreans into...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently ordered a thorough investigation into the defection of five North Koreans in China along with severe punishments...
Rason Market in North Hamgyong Province coronavirus

Rason party committee calls on party members to “take the lead in the war...

Rason’s party committee has recently called on party cell secretaries and party members who have completed their military service to take the lead in...
North Korean in Namyang

Children of N. Korean soldiers are dying from side effects of adults-only medications

As fever patients under the age of 10 die at relatively high rates in North Korea, significant numbers of children are dying from side...

N. Korea conducts mass testing in Pyongyang, people who refuse testing are labeled “disloyal”

North Korean authorities are conducting mass testing in Pyongyang and other areas of the country to track down fever patients, and people who refuse...
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N. Korea orders guard posts nationwide to step up efforts to enforce movement bans

North Korean authorities recently ordered guard posts around the country to step up their vigilance and ensure people stay in place during the spread...

Kim Jong Un’s harsh criticism of COVID-19 medicine distribution failures not welcomed by everyone

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s recent harsh criticism of cadres and officials for problems in the distribution of COVID-19 medicines has not been...
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N. Korea orders factories to expand production of disease control-related supplies

Following North Korea’s announcement of its implementation of a “maximum emergency quarantine system,” factories in the country’s provinces have begun emergency production of disease...

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