Colin Zwirko is an NK News correspondent based in Seoul.
Promotion of "class education centers" still using coded language, while more overt examples appear on state TV
Floor covering installed in recent days, imagery shows, as public practices have reportedly increased this month
Kim Yo Jong hails good relations between Kim and Trump, but says change in U.S. attitude required
All citizens wearing masks, but social distancing absent in visits commemorating founding leader's death
Comments follow North Korea's repeated explicit rejection of further talks with the U.S. in recent days
Visit follows conspicuous absence from Kumsusan Palace in April, comes amid heightened COVID-19 measures
Earlier reports indicated COVID-19 is to blame for ending an already-delayed school year
Footage of sanitizing public facilities, other prevention efforts had mostly disappeared from state media in March
Pyongyang had previously refrained from open praise for the "historic" July 4 Hwasong-14 test
North Korean officials criticized for lax attitude as Kim urges strengthening coronavirus response measures
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