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Bangladesh: Covid-19 wilts sales, Amphan flattens flowers of Jessore

For Imran Hossain, April-May is usually a time of hard labour and celebration. However, 2020 is a year of distress for this young flower grower as well as several other flower cultivators of Jessore’s Godkhali.

It was actually a double whammy for flower cultivators - first, their businesses were hit by the Covid-19 lockdown and then, cyclone Amphan flattened their produce, and with it, all their hopes.

An estimate suggests that flower cultivators and traders in the region have counted losses to the tune of Tk300 crore in the past 5 months.

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