New Delhi: The tinsel town on Cinquefrondi in the Calabria region of Italy that has remained ‘COVID-19′ free’ till now has shocked the world after it put up houses for sale at just 1 Euro (equivalent to approximately Rs 85).
The town which has remained free from getting infected with coronavirus has put the houses on sale at cheap prices to control the reducing population of the area. The rapid depopulation has been caused as the youths have moved to cities in search of jobs and a better life. The mayor of the town has given this opportunity the name of ‘Operation Beauty’.
Talking to international media outlets regarding the sale of houses, town mayor Michele Conia said that the key part of it is to find new owners for the abandoned houses so that no part of the town is lost or degraded.
“We rise between the refreshing hills and two warm seas, a pristine river runs nearby and the beaches are just 15 minutes away by car. But a whole district of my town lies abandoned, with empty houses that are also unstable and risky,’ Conia said.
Italy has made tremendous progress to fight the pandemic as it became one of the worst hit countries due to coronavirus and has recently opened its borders for tourists.