There was pandemonium in Mexico today, when authorities in the capital, Mexico City, announced that, with immediate effect, kissing has been banned.
The country has been identified as the epidemic epicentre of the Swine Flu outbreak catastrophe disaster thingy, and the Mexican government is determined to stop the virus spreading any further.
The Swine Flu virus, which originated in pink things called 'pigs', has now become a human disease, and can be transmitted quite easliy amongst humans. With that in mind, it's been decided that kissing - even between people who are legally married - will be punishable by death by firing squad.
Some people in the very north of the country vowed to defy the ban, and this evening they were still 'puckering up'. One man who refused to stop kissing was Eduardo Gonzalez. He said:
"I love my pig, and I will kiss her as much, and as often, as I like!"