Those who did not wear masks were punished for digging the grave, (Photo credits: Twitter)
In Indonesia, eight people who refused to wear masks in public were ordered by a local official to dig graves for the COVID-19 victims. In Indonesia, COVID-19 cases are increasing steadily. Therefore, the leaders of the Cerme District located in East Java have tightened the law of wearing masks and social distancing. Eight people who violated the local mask mandate were punished for digging the grave.
According to Indonesian news site Tribun News, the leader identified as Suyono gave the punishment to the eight due to lack of grave excavators in the area. The leader told the Tribune News, “At this time only three people were available to dig the graves, so eight were put to work with these people. They hope that by doing this the people will get scared and they will get COVID Follow the rules related to -19.
People who refuse to wear masks in Indonesia are forced to dig graves for coronavirus victims 🔴👑 pic.twitter.com/afAzuKQB39
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One grave has been handed over to two people and the other people have been tasked to put wooden boards in the grave to support the dead body. Cremation and cremation are not allowed in Indonesia, and bodies are traditionally buried without a coffin.
According to the news, those not wearing masks have not been allowed to attend any traditional ceremony. According to SBS News in Australia, he was also prohibited from touching the corpses. Local officials wearing protective equipment had to bury the dead bodies.
According to Johns Hopkins University in Indonesia, the death toll from COVID-19 in Southeast Asia is about 8,900. Since April, people have been required to wear masks.