Virus-hit Hong Kong says it with face masks, not flowers
HONG KONG (AFP) - Hong Kong's flower markets are lamenting dismal Valentine's Day sales as the city battles the deadly coronavirus outbreak, with admirers joking that a box of face masks is a better way to say "I love you" than a bouquet.
Mr Aman Fong, an art director at a flower shop in the district of Mong Kok, says the usually bumper week leading up to Valentine's Day has been horrendous for business.
"It's much worse than previous years, not many people are going out onto the streets because of the virus," he told AFP, estimating a 40 per cent drop in sales.……
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