Shoppers crowd a discount supermarket's aisles on Sunday. According to major retailers including Emart, food and beverage sales have gone up between 4 and 7 percent compared to the previous week as more people stay home.
A shopper stands in front of the vegetable stand wearing plastic gloves at a major mart in Seoul on Tuesday. Lately, food prices have been rising sharply as more people are eating at home. Prices are expected to rise further as the mercury rises.
Namdaemun Market in central Seoul, is filled with grocery shoppers Thursday, two days after emergency disaster funding was distributed by the central government. Relief grants can only be used in traditional markets and local businesses.