• Melinda Murphy

Is chicken poop the answer?

Courtesy CNN Travel Governments around the world have used laws, fines and advertising campaigns to encourage social distancing in the age of coronavirus. But the Swedish city of Lund is taking a unique approach to the problem.

Lund Council has ordered workers to dump 1,000 kilograms (2,204 pounds) of chicken manure across its main city park to deter crowds from gathering to mark a public holiday on Thursday.


Officials hope the smell of fertilizer will drive people away.


Lund Council shared a video of a worker spreading the fertilizer on its official Facebook page, saying the work would help people "enjoy really green and fine spring and summer days."




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