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Man Who's Lived In Cave For 20 Years Gets Covid Jab After Learning About Pandemic

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Man Who's Lived In Cave For 20 Years Gets Covid Jab After Learning About Pandemic

Imagine leading a life so simple you've never heard about Covid? The dream, right?

Well it's reality for Panta Petrovic and that's because he lives in a cave.

Some could say he's literally living under a rock.

The 70-year-old retreated to the unusual house for a quieter life and therefore never knew about the pandemic until he made one of his rare visits to his hometown of Pirot in southern Serbia.

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After seeing the havoc coronavirus was causing, Panta knew he was going to get jabbed up as soon as he could.

Panta Petrovic was keen to get vaccinated when he heard about Covid. Credit: OLIVER BUNIC/AFP via Getty Images
Panta Petrovic was keen to get vaccinated when he heard about Covid. Credit: OLIVER BUNIC/AFP via Getty Images

Speaking to AFP, he explained: "It [the virus] does not pick. It will come here, to my cave, too."

Claiming he 'doesn't understand the fuss' that those who are choosing not to have the vaccine make, he added: "I want to get all three doses, including the extra one.

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"I urge every citizen to get vaccinated, every single one of them."

Petrovic, who gets by on welfare as well as food donations and supplies for the animals he owns, explained why he left the town he once lived in.

"I was not free in the city," he said. "There is always someone in your way - you either argue with your wife, neighbours, or the police.

"Here, nobody is hassling me."

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He's not daft.

Petrovic has lived in a cave for 20 years. Credit: OLIVER BUNIC/AFP via Getty Images
Petrovic has lived in a cave for 20 years. Credit: OLIVER BUNIC/AFP via Getty Images

The elderly man worked as a labourer before he decided to relocate to the cave. Now he spends his days searching for leftover food from bins.

As well as this, he goes fishing at the local creek and eats mostly mushrooms.

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Petrovic's home is only accessibly by a steep climb, which probably explains why he doesn't get away much.

Inside he has an old rusty bathtub which he uses as a toilet (two for one), some benches and a stack of hay which he sleeps on.

Before moving away, Petrovic donated any money he had made to fund the construction of three small bridges in the town.

He said: "Money is cursed, it spoils people. I think nothing can corrupt a human like money."

Featured Image Credit: OLIVER BUNIC/AFP via Getty Images

Topics: Community, Weird

Rebecca Shepherd
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