Special forces assault smugglers and even innocents near the China border.
Workers expected to return to Vladivostok by May.
Opportunistic ‘capitalists’ buy food in large quantities to sell at higher prices.
Trade with China has been at a standstill since the outbreak, so authorities hope to provide some relief.
Students rejoice at extended vacation, but also face warnings about watching foreign TV.
With businesses shut down, those needing money get in on meth trade.
A complete lockdown of the Sino-Korean border has left Chinese businessmen stuck in the North.
Residents complain that government cares more about the political ‘Day of The Sun’ holiday than easing hardships in their lives.
Tutors who defy government orders say 'starving is worse than corona virus.'
Sources say lack of information and skyrocketing food prices have made masks a non-priority.
Original quarantine period was supposed to be 15 days, but some have been in as long as 50.
Sources say the supplies are headed to Pyongyang, home of the nation’s elite.
Wealthy people can simply pay their way out of mobilization for the whole year.
Critics say the Moon administration’s failure to discuss crimes against humanity with Pyongyang is akin to appeasement.
As virus scare makes food more expensive, parents resent being made to fund school cleansing.
Experts say North Korea is still downplaying the presence of the virus inside the country.
Expert applauds decision, but says humanitarian organizations should not need exemptions.
Sports and arts festivals held yearly since the 1970s were canceled for the first time in 2020.