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Why North Korea’s COVID-19 outbreak won’t be a death sentence for Kim regime
COVID-19

Why North Korea’s COVID-19 outbreak won’t be a death sentence for Kim regime

Malnutrition and poor healthcare may cause more deaths than statistics show, but mainly among elderly and poor

Why North Korea’s COVID-19 outbreak won’t be a death sentence for Kim regime
Andrei LankovAndrei Lankov May 23, 2022
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
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko May 23, 2022
North Korea claims victory over COVID as it boasts of decreasing ‘fever’ cases
COVID-19

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
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko May 22, 2022
US, South Korea move to ‘expand’ joint military exercises to counter North Korea
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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
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko | Jeongmin Kim May 21, 2022
North Korea making ‘progress’ in COVID-19 fight but issues remain: Kim Jong Un
COVID-19

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 ZwirkoColin Zwirko May 21, 2022
Seoul investigating reported defection of COVID-positive North Koreans to China
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Seoul investigating reported defection of COVID-positive North Koreans to China

South Korean outlets say two defectors escaped Chinese authorities, while two of three caught tested positive for virus

Seoul investigating reported defection of COVID-positive North Koreans to China
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim May 20, 2022
What North Korea is telling citizens about how to survive its COVID-19 outbreak
Analysis

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
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko May 20, 2022
State media review: North Korea’s propaganda war against COVID-19
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State media review: North Korea’s propaganda war against COVID-19

An in-depth look at wall-to-wall coverage of the country’s first outbreak in television and print media

State media review: North Korea’s propaganda war against COVID-19
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung May 20, 2022
The difficulty of reporting in South Korea, where everything is ‘sensitive’
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The difficulty of reporting in South Korea, where everything is ‘sensitive’

Attributing facts to sources is one of the hardest tasks journalists in the country face

The difficulty of reporting in South Korea, where everything is ‘sensitive’
Raphael RashidRaphael Rashid May 20, 2022
Four major trends revealed by North Korea’s COVID-19 case numbers
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Analysis

Four major trends revealed by North Korea’s COVID-19 case numbers

Data suggests virus may have entered from China, spreading from border regions via trade networks and other movements

Four major trends revealed by North Korea’s COVID-19 case numbers
Martin WeiserMartin Weiser May 19, 2022
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