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Indonesia's coronavirus rule breakers forced to dig graves and pray at cemeteries for COVID-19 victims

Indonesia's coronavirus rule breakers forced to dig graves and pray at cemeteries for COVID-19 victims

The bizarre list of penalties for people not following rules, such as wearing a mask, includes forcing offenders to lie down in coffins, dig grave sites, pray for COVID-19 victims at cemeteries and do push-ups.

Earlier this week, 12 people in the Gresik Regency of East Java were asked to dig graves as punishment for violating health protocols after refusing to pay fines.

East Java province has formed a "mobile COVID-19 hunter" team, which includes police, to enforce health protocols.

The local government there said it had formed a "mobile COVID hunter" team made up of the police, military, public order agency officials and others to make sure people were following health protocols.

Earlier this month, officers in the East Jakarta subdistrict of Pasar Rebo punished several people violating health protocols by having them lie down in a coffin.

Source: www.abc.net.au

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