August 17, 2022

Vehicles return to Pyongyang streets as rest of North Korea remains locked down

Satellite imagery shows traffic near normal levels in capital, as state media remains silent on lifting of restrictions

Traffic has returned to the streets of Pyongyang after North Korean authorities lifted lockdown orders on the city last Sunday, according to NK News analysis of satellite imagery, though other major cities around the country appear to still be locked down. 

State media does not appear to have broadcast the relaxation of rules in the capital city, however, and continues to press the importance of lockdowns throughout the rest of the country.