At a period when the entire globe is struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic, the nation of North Korea has claimed that it has managed to not find even a single case of COVID-19 yet. Nevertheless, a discrete issue is being faced by the citizens of the nation as a severe food crisis is laying hold of the nation. As per the reports, the country’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un has accepted that the situation is “tense” in view of the acute food shortage.
According to the sources, the prices of the food items are increasing sharply in the country’s capital Pyongyang, with bananas selling for $45 or Rs 3,335 per kilogram, a packet of black tea for $70 or Rs 5,190 and a packet of coffee for $100 or Rs 7,414.
Kim Jong-un said, “The people’s food situation is now getting tense as the agricultural sector failed to fulfil its grain production plan due to the damage by typhoon last year”.