The coronavirus outbreak has boosted demand for greenery in the Philippines. Photo: SCMP The coronavirus outbreak has boosted demand for greenery in the Philippines. Photo: SCMP
The coronavirus outbreak has boosted demand for greenery in the Philippines. Photo: SCMP

Coronavirus Philippines: plants the latest target for thieves as prices soar amid demand boom

  • Officials step up patrolling of protected natural areas amid reports of plant traders scouring forests to meet a spike in demand from locked-down Filipinos
  • The green fever has prompted some entrepreneurs to switch to or add horticulture after their existing businesses fell victim to the effects of the virus

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The coronavirus outbreak has boosted demand for greenery in the Philippines. Photo: SCMP The coronavirus outbreak has boosted demand for greenery in the Philippines. Photo: SCMP
The coronavirus outbreak has boosted demand for greenery in the Philippines. Photo: SCMP
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