The Adderley Street flower sellers in Cape Town say their business is booming due to the result of the COVID-19 pandemic as requests for funerals, memorial flower arrangements have increased.
According to IOL, sisters Alison Snyders and Karin Bachmann who has been in the business for the past 40 years says following the move from adjusted level 4 their most frequent requests have been flower arrangements for funerals.
Snyders says that the reason for the business doing good is mostly COVID-19 related or sudden deaths. However, in 2020 the flower sellers also had to say goodbye to one of their own, as well-known flower seller Aunty Poppy died of a sudden illness.
— Natalie (@nataliecd_za) September 10, 2020
Meanwhile, the Western Cape reported 11 279 active COVID-19 infections, 516 044 confirmed cases and 485 193 recoveries, as of Tuesday, September 21.
1/2 📢Update on the coronavirus and vaccines
As at 1pm on 21 September 2021, the Western Cape had 11 279 active COVID-19 infections, with a total number 516 044 COVID-19 cases to date and 485 193 recoveries.
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) September 21, 2021