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Mayor bans orgies, threesomes, and gang bangs because of coronavirus

Italy has been hit especially hard by the coronavirus outbreak. In the last month, the country has reported over 600 deaths and more than 10,000 COVID-19 infections.

Now, the mayor of Bugliano, Italy has issued a statement prohibiting orgies and gang bangs anywhere inside the city limits. Additionally, threesomes and sex involving more than two people is also banned for the foreseeable future.

In a statement, Mayor Fabio Buggiani said: “As an additional measure for coronavirus containment, orgies and gang bangs are forbidden throughout the municipal territory of Bugliano.”

And Buggiani’s not joking around either. The penalty for engaging in sexual activity that exceeds two individuals is a fine of €875, or $975.

Of course, the big question is how exactly the city plans on monitoring the goings-on inside of people’s bedrooms.

But it’s not just in the city of Bugliano that’s warning folks about the dangers of sexual activity in the time of coronavirus. Yesterday, Grindr put out a tweet telling users to “protect yourselves, y’all.”

Hornet, Scruff, and Tinder have also issued advisories to their users about how to avoid the virus and prevent its spread.

Meanwhile, some of the most well-respected LGBTQ advocacy groups in the US, including HRC and GLAAD, have signed an open letter to remind “all parties handling COVID-19 surveillance, response, treatment, and media coverage that LGBTQ communities are among those who are particularly vulnerable to the negative health effects of this virus.”

UPDATE: Our friends over at QNews have since reported that the announcement from Mayor Fabio Buggiani was made through the prank Twitter account @CBugliano and was cleverly designed to look an official proclamation. Joke’s on us! Then again, a little humor during these uncertain times can be a useful distraction. Stay safe, everyone!

Related: Turns out, mayor did NOT ban orgies, threesomes, and gang bangs because of coronavirus