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African Swine Fever takes its toll again on N. Korea’s pigs

African Swine Fever (ASF) has once again spread in some parts of North Korea, Daily NK has learned.  “Livestock disease prevention authorities are on high...

Fever outbreak in Ryanggang Province sparks fears of COVID-19

A fever outbreak in Taehongdan County, Ryanggang Province, has sparked fears of the spread of COVID-19 in the area, Daily NK has learned. “There were...

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...

Students who snubbed social distancing rules face expulsion

North Korean police detained a group of university students who had violated the country’s social distancing rules by holding a birthday party replete with...

N. Korean tests positive for COVID-19 in China

A North Korean who attempted to defect to China tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently under quarantine at a Chinese hospital, Daily NK...

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,...

New Pyongyang hospital sparks concerns over shoddy construction

North Koreans are expressing concerns that the new hospital being built in Pyongyang will be poorly constructed, Daily NK has learned.  North Korean leader Kim...

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...

N. Korea’s National Defense University suffers contaminated water-related outbreak

A large number of students and faculty at North Korea’s prestigious Kim Jong Un National Defense University recently began suffering from stomach pain caused...

N. Korea’s state-run smuggling activities continue despite coronavirus

With the COVID-19 pandemic showing no signs of abating, North Korea has intensified its disease control measures, especially for individuals engaging in state-sponsored smuggling...

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