Anti-Maskers in Indonesia Are Being Made to Dig Graves For COVID-19 Victims


Somewhere along the way of the coronavirus pandemic, face masks have become a political issue (for God knows what reason). Yup, you read that right, anti-maskers are the new anti-vaxxers.

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As a response, several countries have already made wearing face masks mandatory. In the U.S., anti-maskers have found loopholes by wearing mesh masks. In Indonesia, a number of people are straight-up not wearing masks.

Apparently, the usual consequence of 'no face mask, no entry' is just not enough in Indonesia. So, people who refuse to wear masks are being forced by the law to dig graves for coronavirus victims. Touché.


Eight offenders in Cerme, Indonesia have become the first group to do the digging. The district's head, Suyono, says, "There are only three available gravediggers at the moment, so I thought I might as well put these people to work with them. Hopefully, this can create a deterrent effect against violations."


According to The Jakarta Post, the Regent Law No. 22/2020 states that residents who violate the safety protocols in place for the virus are subjected to a fine or community service. It just so happens that grave digging fits the bill.

Meanwhile, anti-maskers in the U.S., Canada, Japan, and more have been holding rallies claiming their rights had been infringed upon.

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