Everyone has their own coping mechanisms during the COVID-19 pandemic. For some, it’s a rigorous workout regimen. For others, it’s mellow meditation. And for many, it’s cracking open a cold beer at the end of the day. However, for the people of Mexico, that might not be a possibility: Mexico is suffering from a beer shortage, reports Fox News.
The “essential” and “non-essential” mandates vary across national governments. The freeze in beer production in Mexico happened over a month ago, and now businesses and shop owners are in a precarious situation. There have even been reports that a “beer black market” of sorts has been created, where sellers have been marking up the retail price to more than double, according to The Guardian.