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140 Million Tulips Were Destroyed In The Netherlands Due To Covid-19

140 Million Tulips Were Destroyed In The Netherlands Due To Covid-19

Flower business in the Netherlands has suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic. Holland companies were forced to destroy about 400 million flowers, including 140 million tulips due to a serious drop in demand.

"This virus hit us right in the middle of selling tulips," the publication quotes sales Manager of the Dutch conglomerate of florists Royal Flora Holland Fred van Tol. According to him, against the background of the spread of coronavirus infection, the turnover fell by half compared to last year.

In addition, the country has lost the annual flow of tourists who come to see the blooming fields of tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths in Lissa.

Not only Tulip growers and flower shop owners suffer big financial losses. The country has also lost hundreds of tourists, who at this time of year come to see one of the most popular attractions in Holland -- the fields of tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths in Lissa.

So, the Royal flower Park in the Netherlands "Keukenhof" this year has not opened its doors to visitors, which will cost the Park about 25 million dollars.