July 07, 2022

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Colin Zwirko

Colin Zwirko is a Senior Analytic Correspondent for NK News based in Seoul. Follow him on Twitter @ColinZwirko.

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Kim Jong Un’s Pyongyang residence sees upgrades during COVID lockdown: Imagery
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Kim Jong Un’s Pyongyang residence sees upgrades during COVID lockdown: Imagery

Kim publicly announced major construction projects in North Korea should continue as millions battle omicron infection

Kim Jong Un’s Pyongyang residence sees upgrades during COVID lockdown: Imagery
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Colin Zwirko May 23, 2022
Tens of thousands line Pyongyang streets for funeral amid COVID lockdown

Tens of thousands line Pyongyang streets for funeral amid COVID lockdown

Show of confidence in virus control measures comes after state media said authorities ‘stably suppressed’ outbreak

Tens of thousands line Pyongyang streets for funeral amid COVID lockdown
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Colin Zwirko May 23, 2022
North Korea claims victory over COVID as it boasts of decreasing ‘fever’ cases

North Korea claims victory over COVID as it boasts of decreasing ‘fever’ cases

State media says Pyongyang 'overcoming' outbreak through strong lockdown policy and criticizes ‘weak’ responses abroad

North Korea claims victory over COVID as it boasts of decreasing ‘fever’ cases
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Colin Zwirko May 22, 2022
US, South Korea move to ‘expand’ joint military exercises to counter North Korea

US, South Korea move to ‘expand’ joint military exercises to counter North Korea

At Seoul summit, Biden and Yoon commit to deploy US ‘strategic’ assets on peninsula and offer COVID aid to DPRK

US, South Korea move to ‘expand’ joint military exercises to counter North Korea
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Colin Zwirko | Jeongmin Kim May 21, 2022
North Korea making ‘progress’ in COVID-19 fight but issues remain: Kim Jong Un

North Korea making ‘progress’ in COVID-19 fight but issues remain: Kim Jong Un

Authorities report almost 220,000 new suspected virus cases and one new death as Kim convenes another politburo meeting

North Korea making ‘progress’ in COVID-19 fight but issues remain: Kim Jong Un
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 21, 2022
What North Korea is telling citizens about how to survive its COVID-19 outbreak

What North Korea is telling citizens about how to survive its COVID-19 outbreak

State media has advised everything from painkillers and honey to positive thinking, while comparing virus to common cold

What North Korea is telling citizens about how to survive its COVID-19 outbreak
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Colin Zwirko May 20, 2022
Streets empty but construction, farming active in COVID-hit North Korea: Imagery
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Streets empty but construction, farming active in COVID-hit North Korea: Imagery

Satellite images of Pyongyang and other cities show signs of lockdown but also ongoing economic activity

Streets empty but construction, farming active in COVID-hit North Korea: Imagery
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Colin Zwirko May 19, 2022
North Korean jets sent to China may have been cargo planes, imagery suggests

North Korean jets sent to China may have been cargo planes, imagery suggests

New satellite imagery shows movement of 3 Air Koryo cargo planes, possibly to Shenyang airport on Monday

North Korean jets sent to China may have been cargo planes, imagery suggests
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Colin Zwirko May 18, 2022
Kim Jong Un hints at leadership purges due to COVID outbreak failures

Kim Jong Un hints at leadership purges due to COVID outbreak failures

North Korea records over 230,000 new ‘fever’ cases and six deaths as Kim calls for building new treatment centers

Kim Jong Un hints at leadership purges due to COVID outbreak failures
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Colin Zwirko May 18, 2022
North Korean jets fly to China to pick up pandemic supplies: Sources

North Korean jets fly to China to pick up pandemic supplies: Sources

Multiple round trips in recent days appear to be first Air Koryo international flights since early 2020

North Korean jets fly to China to pick up pandemic supplies: Sources
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