Covid 19 coronavirus: Japanese tulips cut down in fields to fight virus

In the northern hemisphere spring normally marks a boom in the trade for colourful blooms, with countries like the Netherlands due to celebrate tulip season.

The spring blooms are normally a high point for tourism in flower growing regions, but some nurseries in Japan have taken extreme measures to cut the spread of coronavirus.

The Keukenhof public gardens south of Amsterdam, are normally full of visitors this time of the year.

Yet despite the good weather the flowers are without admirers this year, due to the disruptive effects of the coronavirus across Europe.

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