Eight people in Indonesia refused to wear face masks. They were ordered to dig graves for COVID-19 victims as punishment.

The district's leader proposed the punishment due to a lack of gravediggers in the area.

9/16/2020 2:45:00 PM

The district's leader proposed the punishment due to a lack of gravediggers in the area.

“There are only three available gravediggers at the moment, so I thought I might as well put these people to work with them,” an official said.

USA TODAYEight people in Indonesia who refused to wear masks in public were ordered by a local official to dig graves for COVID-19 victims.As Indonesia faces an uptick of COVID-19 cases, leaders in Cerme, a district located in East Java, established stricter enforcement of social distancing and mask-wearing policies.

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For the eight people who violated the local mask mandate, that meant digging graves. The district's leader, identified by Indonesian newssite Tribun Newsas Suyono, proposed the punishment due to a lack of gravediggers in the area. Read more: USA TODAY »

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I’ll wager more than half of people in the US neither know nor care where Indonesia is. This is half the problem. Stop reporting on things that don’t concern you. Wars are waged on people in the West interfering on other countries ‘standards’ mind your own, you have enough issues Great idea. But, it might be better to let them do cleanup in a covid icu.

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Anti-maskers ordered to dig graves for COVID-19 victims in IndonesiaPolice say they hope the punishment will deter others from refusing to wear a face covering in public. I wonder if they chose to wear masks then... XDanBrown