South Korea’s spy agency told lawmakers that Kim Jong-un is taking extreme measures to stop the spread of Covid-19 and its economic consequences in his secretive state, including shutting the North’s capital and banning fishing.

The intelligence service claimed that Kim has ordered the execution of at least two people, banned fishing at sea and shut down the nation’s capital, Pyongyang.

Following the briefing, South Korean politician, Ha Tae-keung, told the media that Kim was displaying “excessive anger” and taking “irrational measures” in a bout of Covid “paranoia.”

Ha and another South Korean politician, Kim Byung-kee, claimed that the Supreme Leader of North Korea banned fishing and salt production because of fears that seawater might have been contaminated with the virus.

This marine-related anti-virus paranoia reportedly also means 110,000 tons of rice from China has been stranded in the northeastern Chinese port of Dalian. (RT)