Bryan Betts is the Deputy Editor of NK News. He has covered the Koreas for Yonhap News Agency, The Diplomat and Korea Exposé and previously worked as a newspaper reporter in South Carolina and New Mexico.
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DPRK collects less than quarter of samples reported in early March, as Gavi continues ‘dialogue’ with North on vaccines
Experts expect tighter border controls, warning virulent variant would wreak havoc on DPRK’s unvaccinated population
Simulated combat operations come after DPRK tested long-range missile system and US called for ‘enhanced readiness’
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Expert says huge increase in samples tested may be tied to Kim Jong Il birthday celebrations
DPRK yet to begin vaccinations as UN rapporteur calls for donation of 60 million doses
Foreign ministry statement does not mention Russian invasion, criticizes US ‘disregard’ of Moscow’s security concerns
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