◆ A halt in mobilizations to rural areas

―― People must be concerned about the lack of daily necessities and skyrocketing commodity prices.
A:  Everyone expects prices to rise, but the authorities are keeping watch to ensure merchants don’t increase their prices. Sellers are trying to keep their goods off the market in the hope prices will rise.


―― What has happened to the mobilizations of people to agricultural areas, which began some time ago?
A:  All the mobilizations to rural areas have been halted.


―― People must be worried about the spread of COVID-19.
A:  Some people die while others live once they get COVID-19. What’s scarier than the disease are lockdowns and government controls. People are worried about how to survive.

※ ASIAPRESS communicates with its reporting partners through Chinese cell phones smuggled into North Korea.