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A coronavirus Christmas in Hungary - chocolate Santas in marzipan masks

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Confectioner Laszlo Rimoczia's light-hearted joke to raise people's spirits amid a worsening coronavirus pandemic turned out to be shrewd business move as orders surged online, and now he can hardly keep pace with demand.

Lajosmizse, Hungary

WHEN confectioner Laszlo Rimoczi decided to put masks on his chocolate Santas in his small workshop in rural Hungary, he intended it as a light-hearted joke to raise people's spirits amid a worsening coronavirus pandemic.

But it turned out to be shrewd business...

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