【看CP學英文】2019新型冠狀病毒 (COVID-19) 疫情全球蔓延，然而，現在正值春暖花開的季節，日本為了防止大批民眾前去賞花，決定大刀闊斧將上千朵玫瑰花海剷除。
Japanese authorities have decided to cut down thousands of roses to prevent large gatherings by flower lovers amid the virus outbreak.
Springtime usually sees many locals and tourists heading to parks to see blooming flowers in welcoming the new season.
In addition to canceling festivals, the Saitama local government has asked workers to sever the buds of 3,000 or so rose bushes at Yono Park to prevent the public from gathering.
According to foreign media, a local official told Mainichi Newspaper that though it is painful, they decided to take this action after seeing it being done in other cities.
This may be referring to Sakura Furusato Hiroba venue where officials razed around 100,000 tulip buds after crowds violated social distancing regulations.
Those who wish to see the 180 varieties roses or pink and red tulips bloom may need to wait until next year to see them in full bloom.