May 16, 2022

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North Korea’s COVID-19 outbreak by the numbers

North Korea’s COVID-19 outbreak by the numbers

Official statistics paint bleak, if uneven, picture of mass outbreak inside the country

North Korea’s COVID-19 outbreak by the numbers
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell May 16, 2022
North Korean rural areas active as ‘fever’ rips through country

North Korean rural areas active as ‘fever’ rips through country

Farmers and other agricultural workers engaging rice fields and walking outside amid COVID-19 ‘lockdown’ orders

North Korean rural areas active as ‘fever’ rips through country
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll May 16, 2022
UN agency granted sanctions exemption to help improve ‘food security’ in DPRK

UN agency granted sanctions exemption to help improve ‘food security’ in DPRK

Food and Agriculture Organization gets green light to send support for farming sector amid reports of drought

UN agency granted sanctions exemption to help improve ‘food security’ in DPRK
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 16, 2022
Seoul attempts to offer vaccines, test kits and other aid to COVID-stricken DPRK

Seoul attempts to offer vaccines, test kits and other aid to COVID-stricken DPRK

But Pyongyang did not make it clear whether it was willing to entertain the offer

Seoul attempts to offer vaccines, test kits and other aid to COVID-stricken DPRK
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim May 16, 2022
North Korea struggling to provide medicine amid COVID outbreak: Kim Jong Un

North Korea struggling to provide medicine amid COVID outbreak: Kim Jong Un

State media reports 50 dead and over 1.2 million cases since the start of the outbreak this month

North Korea struggling to provide medicine amid COVID outbreak: Kim Jong Un
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 16, 2022
Over 1 million North Koreans mobilized to fight COVID-19 as outbreak continues

Over 1 million North Koreans mobilized to fight COVID-19 as outbreak continues

'Fever' cases in the hundreds of thousands as Kim Jong Un attends funeral for Pyongyang elite Yang Hyong Sop

Over 1 million North Koreans mobilized to fight COVID-19 as outbreak continues
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 15, 2022
North Korea reports 21 more deaths due to ‘fever’ amid nationwide COVID outbreak

North Korea reports 21 more deaths due to ‘fever’ amid nationwide COVID outbreak

State media says over half a million people affected by fever symptoms since April as DPRK battles COVID-19 outbreak

North Korea reports 21 more deaths due to ‘fever’ amid nationwide COVID outbreak
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 14, 2022
Second North Korean defector this year found guilty of spying for Pyongyang

Second North Korean defector this year found guilty of spying for Pyongyang

Court says defector worked on behalf of Pyongyang to convince other defectors to return to North Korea

Second North Korean defector this year found guilty of spying for Pyongyang
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 13, 2022
South Korean president offers COVID-19 vaccines to North Korea

South Korean president offers COVID-19 vaccines to North Korea

Unclear whether North Korea, which has administered no known vaccines, will be receptive to foreign assistance

South Korean president offers COVID-19 vaccines to North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim May 13, 2022
China ‘ready to go all out’ to support North Korea after COVID outbreak

China ‘ready to go all out’ to support North Korea after COVID outbreak

As hundreds of thousands battle ‘fever’ in North Korea, China joins WHO and South Korea in offering COVID-19 aid

China ‘ready to go all out’ to support North Korea after COVID outbreak
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 13, 2022
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