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
One week after announcing a nationwide lockdown to fight the country’s first COVID-19 outbreak, North Korean state media has shown scenes of empty streets but also people farming, working on construction sites and continuing to work in factories.
Now, NK Pro has verified state media’s depiction of the country under lockdown in some cases, with evidence in satellite imagery of continuing work on major construction projects and empty parking lots that are typically busy on weekdays.
NK Pro previously reported that farming work appeared ongoing along the inter-Korean border despite the lockdown. This
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