In the Indonesian province of East Java, a bunch of individuals needed to dig graves for Covid-19 victims in a cemetery as punishment for not sporting masks in public locations, stories the native press.
Last week, eight residents of the Gresik regency have been sanctioned for violating the protocols established by native authorities to stop the unfold of the coronavirus. Violators are topic by regulation to fines or group service.
The authorities identified that at current that regency has solely three gravediggers, so it was determined to punish the offenders by having them dig graves. After their work was completed, they have been requested to hope however weren’t pressured to participate in funeral providers.
That district has registered a rise in new circumstances of covid-19, which has led to harder measures to counteract the pandemic and the authorities hope that such punishment could have a “deterrent impact” for different folks. Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Indonesia has reported 218,382 infections and greater than 8,700 deaths, in keeping with information from Johns Hopkins University.