'Coffin punishment' for shunning face masks in Jakarta
The coffin punishment will be enforced for at least a few more days to increase awareness about safety measures.
Jakarta authorities have come up with a "deadly" punishment for not wearing face masks and are laying violators inside the coffin so that they can "contemplate their actions".
Local media in the Indonesian capital reported that violators must count up to 100 while on display for passers-by to take pictures, BBC wrote on Instagram. "With Covid-19 there is a risk of them being laid inside a real coffin," head of the East Jakarta Public Order Agency, Budhy Novian said.
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Authorities in the Indonesian capital Jakarta are asking those who violate mask-wearing rules to lay inside a coffin and "contemplate their actions". Local media reports that those who are caught without a mask in the Kalisari district of the city must count to 100 while on display for passers-by take pictures. "With Covid-19 there is a risk of them being laid inside a real coffin," head of the East Jakarta Public Order Agency, Budhy Novian told reports. (??: AFP/Getty) #Jakarta #Indonesia #Covid19 #Coronavirus #bbcnews
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In Pasar Rebo, in East Jakarta, those caught without face masks need to either lay inside the coffin or pay a fine and do community service work. Several violators had to lay inside the open casket on Thursday for the duration of a minute, Todayonline.com quoted Indonesia's Liputan 6 reports.
The coffin punishment will be enforced for at least a few more days to increase awareness about safety measures. "However, the open casket idea is still a new concept as we are still experimenting whether this approach can help change the public perception towards wearing their face masks," Novian said.
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