May 22, 2024

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North Korean border to stay shut until coronavirus cure available, official says

North Korean border to stay shut until coronavirus cure available, official says

DPRK also extends winter vacation for students as quarantine measures taken across the country

North Korean border to stay shut until coronavirus cure available, official says
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 27, 2020
WHO granted sanctions exemption for coronavirus prevention work in North Korea

WHO granted sanctions exemption for coronavirus prevention work in North Korea

Exemption is third for tackling COVID-19 as Pyongyang continues to report no cases of the illness

WHO granted sanctions exemption for coronavirus prevention work in North Korea
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer February 27, 2020
Some European missions in Pyongyang to temporarily close amid coronavirus fears
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Some European missions in Pyongyang to temporarily close amid coronavirus fears

Personnel from multiple missions to fly out via Vladivostok on Air Koryo flight next week

Some European missions in Pyongyang to temporarily close amid coronavirus fears
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll February 27, 2020
Why fewer and fewer North Korean defectors are making it to South Korea

Why fewer and fewer North Korean defectors are making it to South Korea

Growing repression and increased border security have made it harder than ever for escapees

Why fewer and fewer North Korean defectors are making it to South Korea
Teodora Gyupchanova
Teodora Gyupchanova February 27, 2020
United Arab Emirates has deported all North Korean workers, government says

United Arab Emirates has deported all North Korean workers, government says

Move in line with country's obligations under UNSC Resolution 2397

United Arab Emirates has deported all North Korean workers, government says
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham February 26, 2020
UN special rep. for North Korea human rights issues warning over coronavirus

UN special rep. for North Korea human rights issues warning over coronavirus

Call to action comes as fears grow that coronavirus epidemic will spread to ill-prepared North Korea

UN special rep. for North Korea human rights issues warning over coronavirus
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer February 26, 2020
Russia ships rapid coronavirus diagnosis equipment to North Korea: MFA

Russia ships rapid coronavirus diagnosis equipment to North Korea: MFA

1500 kits intended to help improve DPRK's ability to "prevent the spread of the disease," Moscow says

Russia ships rapid coronavirus diagnosis equipment to North Korea: MFA
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham February 26, 2020
MSF granted sanctions exemption for North Korea coronavirus prevention work

MSF granted sanctions exemption for North Korea coronavirus prevention work

NGO gets the all-clear to bring personal protective equipment, diagnostic equipment into DPRK

MSF granted sanctions exemption for North Korea coronavirus prevention work
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 25, 2020
Coronavirus may affect upcoming U.S.-ROK military exercises, defense chiefs say

Coronavirus may affect upcoming U.S.-ROK military exercises, defense chiefs say

"The situation is quite serious," South Korean defense minister Jeong Kyeong-doo tells press at the Pentagon

Coronavirus may affect upcoming U.S.-ROK military exercises, defense chiefs say
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer February 25, 2020
NGO granted permission to bring South Korean medical equipment into North
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NGO granted permission to bring South Korean medical equipment into North

SAM Care International set to bring goods worth $179,673 into DPRK, letter reveals

NGO granted permission to bring South Korean medical equipment into North
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham February 24, 2020