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February 24, 2020

Sources: Five N. Koreans died from coronavirus infections

Daily NK sources in North Pyongan Province reported today that five people died after suffering from fevers at hospitals in Sinuiju and a nearby...
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Commodity prices spike in N. Korea following border shutdown

Commodity prices have skyrocketed at local markets throughout North Korea following the North Korea's closure of the country's border with China as part of...
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N. Korean workers confined to dormitories in China

North Korean workers at factories and restaurants in China have become confined to their dormitories as the Chinese government continues to fight the Wuhan...
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Ryanggang Province accelerates disease control efforts

North Korean public health officials are making serious efforts to improve disease control procedures at hospitals in Ryanggang Province as the country faces a...
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N. Koreans hurting economically due to border shutdown

North Koreans are complaining that their government's shutdown of trade over the Sino-North Korean border due to fears over the Wuhan coronovirus is causing...

North Korea Market Prices Update: January 27, 2020

All prices are in KPW and current as of January 27, 2020. Data: Daily NK
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Sinuiju sees a commodity price and exchange rate spike

Commodity prices and exchange rates in Sinuiju, a major hub for Sino-North Korean trade in North Korea's North Pyongyan Province, have recently spiked following...
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N. Korean military smuggles in S. Korean face masks

A trading company affiliated with the Ministry of People's Armed Forces, the military's main logistics agency, recently smuggled in large amounts of health masks...
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N. Korea shuts down Sinuiju Port amid coronavirus fears

North Korean authorities have suspended the entry and exit of freight ships at Sinuiju Port due to fears over the spread of the Wuhan...
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Key North Korean officials in China recalled home

North Korea recalled some of its key officials based in China back to North Korea in late January and they are currently being quarantined...

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