People in Belgium, a European country badly affected by the coronavirus, are being urged to eat potato chips at least twice a week during the lockdown.
In Belgium, people love to eat potato chips and chips can be seen on almost every street and street in all the cities of the country, while there are special stalls of chips in hotels and shopping malls.
Belgium sells 1.5 million tons of potatoes each year to about 100 countries around the world, including European countries, but this time it does not seem to be possible due to the closure and border closures.
People in Belgium love to eat potato chips not only with ketchup but also with mayonnaise and Belgium is one of the largest potato producing countries.
However, due to the lockdown imposed by the coronavirus, millions of tons of potatoes are feared to be spoiled there.
Restrictions on vehicle movement and paralysis of business life halted shipments of potatoes to other countries
Traders and farmers have advised people to eat chips at least twice a week during the lockdown, fearing that millions of tonnes of potatoes will spoil there.
According to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), an official from Belgaum, a registered organization of the Belgian potato business, urged people to eat potato chips twice a week.
Roman Coles, the organization's secretary-general, urged the Belgian people to eat potato chips twice a week to prevent spoilage and increase farmers' incomes by increasing potato sales.
He said Belgium's various warehouses contained 7.5 million tonnes of potatoes, which could not be shipped to other countries due to the lockdown, and could deteriorate if locals did not start eating more potato chips.
He said the potato business organization would work with the country's major stores and hotels to develop a strategy for making more potato chips, as well as advising the public on them. He stressed that they should eat potato chips twice a week during the lockdown.