Tag: coronavirus

Was Ipo Village really ground zero for N. Korea’s COVID outbreak?

In early June 2022, a man surnamed Choe, the chief of the military medical department of the Second Division of the First Corps -...

Possible COVID-19 cases surge in North Korea near border with China

Recently, the number of people complaining of symptoms associated with COVID-19 has risen sharply in several North Korean regions along the border with China....

N. Korea may soon allow overseas Chinese to return

North Korea is currently confirming the identities of overseas Chinese people who left the country during the COVID-19 lockdown period and may grant them...

N. Korea constructs high-voltage fences in low population areas around Pyongyang

North Korea is constructing high-voltage fences in sparsely inhabited regions along the municipal borders of Pyongyang, Daily NK has learned. Speaking on condition of anonymity...

N. Korea bolsters disease control protocols in China-North Korea border region

A recent and noticeable spike in people suffering from fevers and respiratory distress in North Korean regions bordering China has prompted the authorities to...

Yanggang Province lockdown sparked by fever cases lifted on Monday

A lockdown recently ordered for Yanggang Province after fever cases emerged in the region was fully lifted on Aug. 7, Daily NK has learned. “The...

Mask mandate lifted in N. Korea’s border regions

People are going about their daily lives mask-free following the lifting of the mask mandate in North Korea’s border regions, Daily NK has learned. “All...

N. Korea lifted ban on fishing in the West Sea in...

North Korean fishing boats recently restarted fishing in the West Sea after a COVID-era ban on their activities was lifted, Daily NK has learned.  Speaking...

N. Korea innoculated participants of last December’s Korean Children’s Union event

North Korea carried out pre-event COVID-19 vaccinations of everyone who attended a major Korean Children's Union congress late last year, Daily NK has learned.  Daily...

N. Korean documents show how the country reacted to COVID-19 last...

Daily NK recently acquired documents pertaining to COVID-19 cases during last year’s outbreak in North Korea and the measures taken to lock down certain...

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