Some couples have had to cancel their Valentine’s Day plans because of the outbreak. Photo: AFP

Valentine’s Day flower trade wilts in China as businesses take hit from coronavirus outbreak

  • It’s usually the busiest time of the year for florists, but ‘80 per cent of flower shops and markets have been forced to close’
  • Many people have had to cancel plans amid lockdowns and other measures to contain the outbreak
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Some couples have had to cancel their Valentine’s Day plans because of the outbreak. Photo: AFP
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Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou joined the South China Morning Post's Beijing bureau in 2010. She covers China's diplomatic relations and has reported on topics such as Sino-US relations, China-India disputes, and reactions to the North Korea nuclear crisis, as well as other general news.