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Bunnies to the rescue as virus hits Belgian chocolatiers

 

April 10, 2020



SINT-PIETERS BRUGGE, Belgium (AP) — Master chocolatier Dominique Persoone stood forlorn on his huge workfloor, a faint smell of cocoa lingering amid the idle machinery — in a mere memory of better times.

Easter Sunday is normally the most important date on the chocolate makers' calendar. But the coronavirus pandemic, with its lockdowns and social distancing, has struck a hard blow to the 5-billion-euro ($5.5-billion) industry that's one of Belgium's most emblematic.

"It's going to be a disaster," Persoone told The Associated Press through a medical mask. He closed his shops as a precau...



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