Indonesian Mask Refusers Forced To Dig Graves

The Jakarta Post reports:

Eight people in Gresik regency, East Java, were ordered by local authorities to dig graves for those who have died of COVID-19 as punishment for not wearing face masks in public.

Cerme district head, Suyono, said that he punished residents who did not wear face masks by making them dig graves at a public cemetery in Ngabetan village. To assist the gravediggers, Suyono assigned two people to each grave.

One is tasked with digging the grave, while the other lays wooden boards inside the hole to support the corpse. “Hopefully this can create a deterrent effect against violations,” Suyono said.