Anti-coronavirus Valentine bouquets on sale in Philippines

A man arranges a Valentines flower arrangement, which they called the “anti-nCoV bouquet” in Manila on Feb. 13, 2020. (AP)

A Philippine businesswoman is selling bouquets of Valentine’s Day flowers packed with hand sanitizers, face masks, soap, and gloves in a unique offer to help romantics fight the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

Flower shop owner Mary Jane Villegas said Thursday that her bouquets can better express one’s love than traditional flowers with chocolates because they address widespread alarm over the coronavirus.

Villegas said the bouquets contain a hand sanitizer, a protective face mask, soap, toothpaste, and a bottle of alcohol neatly arranged with red roses, tulips and other popular flowers.

“I am scared of the virus, of course, we don't know if the people we mingle with are sick,” she said. "We want to live longer, that is why I made this.”

She said the bouquet is meant to remind people that flowers are not the only things you can give during Valentines but also protection against the COVID-19.

A customer, Mark Richard Gigantone, says the slightly more expensive flowers will delight his wife.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57