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.
In Belgium, people love to eat potato chips not only with ketchup but also with mayonnaise, and Belgium is one of the largest potato-producing countries, but due to the lockdown imposed by the coronavirus, there are millions. Tons of potatoes are in danger of spoiling.
Traders and farmers have advised people to stay away during the lockdown, fearing that millions of tonnes of potatoes will be spoiled due to a ban on the movement of vehicles and paralysis of business life. Eat chips at least twice a week.
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.
By the afternoon of April 28, the number of Corona patients in Belgium had risen to nearly 47,000, while the death toll there had risen to more than 7,200.
Although cases of corona are lower in Belgium than in many other countries, Belgium is one of the 10 largest countries on the continent affected by corona.
Although there has been a slight decline in the spread of the coronavirus across Europe, there has been a steady rise in the number of deaths, including cases, while European countries such as Spain, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Austria, Germany, and the Czech Republic have been locked down. Some relaxations have also been made.