Flower farms see their Lunar New Year sales wilted by virus

A man wearing a face mask to protect against the spread of the coronavirus, walks beside pots of Phalaenopsis orchids at one of Hong Kong’s largest orchid farms located at Hong Kong’s rural New Territories on Jan. 14, 2021. The Lunar New Year holiday is usually a busy period for flower farms in Hong Kong, which gear up to sell plum blossoms, orchids and daffodils at flower markets during the festive season. But the pandemic and restrictions on such festive markets this year has taken a toll on many farms, who worry that they may be left with an oversupply of flowers.