The authorities of the Swedish city of Lund ordered to scatter chicken manure in the main Park, Stadsparken, to avoid mass gatherings in the context of pandemic coronavirus.
As reported by the newspaper Lundagård, a ton of chicken manure were scattered in the Park April 30 – on the eve of Walpurgis night. In the countries of Northern Europe and Scandinavia in the night with April to 1 may to celebrate the arrival of spring. Usually, as noted by the publication, in celebration of Stadsparken is going to 30 thousand people, mostly students. During the festivities, bonfires and lead dances.
The spreading of manure was joined by the mayor of Lund Philip Sandberg, said the Swedish public broadcaster SVT.
Sandberg said that chicken manure will have two effects: first because of the smell in the Park is not very conveniently located, and secondly, it’s good for the grass. In comments Sydsvenskan he added that he is not an expert on fertilizers and “cannot guarantee that other part of the city will not smell, but the task – not to allow people in the Park.”
It seems that the authorities plan worked. As noted in the publication Kristianstadsbladet, in Stadsparken was more police and utility workers than students.
Lund is in the South of Sweden, the city is home to about 107 thousand people.
In Sweden, unlike in many European countries, there are no strict quarantine. In the country there are recommendations to avoid mass gatherings of citizens, to work remotely, and forbidden to hold events involving more than 50 people.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, coronavirus in the world were infected over 3.2 million people, more than 233 thousand of them died, and 1 million recovered. In Sweden was 21 thousand cases of infection, died 2586 inhabitants.