COVID-19 leaves Gaza flower farmers struggling to survive

"I used to feed my six children from the flower trade. Look at me now. Heavily indebted," Maher Abu Daqqa, a farmer from the southern city of Khan Younis, told Anadolu Agency.

On March 6, the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority declared a state of emergency as part of measures to combat the virus.

Most institutions and shops have been closed in application of social distancing rules to prevent the spread of the disease. Celebrations, weddings and other populated social events have also been banned.

As a result, Abu Daqqa's flower business is on the verge of collapse, forcing him to lay off ten of his workers.

Read more at Anadolu Agency (Nesma Seyam)


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