Timeline: From North Korean floods to another round of Kim Jong Un health rumors
NK Pro timeline charts the key events from Aug. 1 to Aug. 31
This month, North Korea faced many hardships. An abnormally long monsoon season ended up causing flood damage in various parts of the country. Typhoon Bavi also hit the Korean peninsula, though it was less disastrous than Typhoon Lingling last year.
Following North Korea’s “maximum emergency” quarantine measures — which were enacted in response to the late July redefection of a man “suspected” of having COVID-19 — August saw even more virus-related measures that further pushed the country into isolation. Notably, the Dalian-Nampho sea route is now shut down and the government reportedly slapped further limitations onto what’s
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- 04East Asia is changing. So should the way Washington, Seoul and Tokyo cooperate.
- 05Pyongyang’s COVID negligence could spell disaster for its most vulnerable
- 06North Korean COVID-19 rules warn of transmission by balloons, drones and rivers
- 07Why the risks of an Omicron outbreak in North Korea are getting worse
- 08Why biological weapons risks complicate provision of COVID aid to North Korea