Italian town warns people to 'stop dying'

Aug 10, 2015 715

Davide Zicchinella, the mayor of Sellia, in the province of Catanzaro, signed the decree on Wednesday, which stated "it is forbidden to get sick in the town." The decree comes as part of Zicchinella's bid to save the town from extinction, by incentivizing residents to take care of their health.

The decree called on all 537 of the town's citizens to "put your health first and look after your nearest and dearest." It also encourages citizens to go to a new medical center which opened last month for a check-up. Those who go will be exempt from an annual health tax of €10.

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