North Korea

Schools close as pandemic rages in North Korea

Students are ordered to attend remote learning, but spotty electricity and lack of computers raise big challenges.

North Korea prioritizes vaccines for border soldiers as COVID wave hits

Officials rush to procure free Sinovac doses from China to treat those who have fallen ill.

For two North Korean escapees, losing local elections in the UK feels like a victory

Britons Timothy Cho and Jihyun Park say their candidacies validated their hard road to freedom.

North Korean soldiers spread COVID-19 during April 25 military parade

Around 20,000 people were involved in the event, and soldiers who participated are now testing positive.

Chinese medical experts in North Korea to advise on COVID response

A team of 13 officials, doctors and technicians traveled to Pyongyang to help fight a recent outbreak.

North Korea confirms first COVID-19 cases and at least 1 death

The country switches to a ‘maximum emergency epidemic prevention system’ as Omicron spreads

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