Coronavirus weighs heavy on Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year flower markets, as florists report wilting sales

SALES at Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year flower markets have plummeted, according to florists who are lamenting the impact of coronavirus crowd-control measures and lower footfall.

Some growers reported their takings were down as much as 40 per cent by the second day of the festival compared with the same stage last year, and expected business overall to be the worst in decades.

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