In the Netherlands destroyed 140 million tulips of coronavirus

MOSCOW, 13 APR – RIA Novosti. The floral companies in the Netherlands were forced to destroy 400 million colors, including 140 million famous Dutch tulips, because of the decline in demand for flowers in a pandemic of coronavirus, reports the New York Times, citing sales Manager of the Dutch conglomerate Royal Flora florists Holland Fred van Tola.

Large financial losses suffer not only manufacturers of tulips and owners of flower shops. The country has also lost hundreds of tourists who at this time of year come to see one of the most popular attractions of Holland – fields of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths in Lisse.

So, the Royal flower Park in the Netherlands ‘Keukenhof’ in this year did not open doors to visitors that the Park will cost approximately $ 25 million.

Despite this, 25 gardeners continue to care for the Park, and everyone can look at pictures of flowery fields on the Park’s website online.

According to the latest data, the number of confirmed cases of infection with the novel coronavirus in the Netherlands reached 25 587. Just from COVID-19 in the country died 2737 people. In hospitals are treated 8582 people.

the world health organization on 11 March announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, the world recorded almost 1.7 million infections, more than 105 thousand people died.

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