Coronavirus: thousands flock to popular Hong Kong flower market after authorities cancel traditional Lunar New Year fairs squib

Thousands of Hongkongers flocked to Mong Kok’s flower market on Saturday after health authorities tackling an Omicron-fuelled wave of coronavirus cases abruptly cancelled traditional Lunar New Year fairs, disappointing shoppers and florists alike.In Mong Kok, Flower Market Road, known locally as fa hui, was packed as locals did their shopping 2½ weeks before Lunar New Year, which begins on February 1.Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan Siu-chee said the popular Lunar New Year fairs had to…
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