印尼防疫出狠招 不戴口罩被罚躺棺材

印尼防疫出狠招 不戴口罩被罚躺棺材
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In Indonesia, shock coffin tactics nail coronavirus risks


In Indonesia, shock coffin tactics nail coronavirus risks

印尼防疫出狠招 不戴口罩被罚躺棺材


Each day in Jakarta at 9 am sharp, local government official Ricky Mulyana and three colleagues don full personal protective equipment, hoist a wooden coffin onto their shoulders, and set out on a funeral procession down busy city streets.



The coffin, wrapped in plastic, contains only an effigy. But as Indonesia struggles to contain a surge in coronavirus cases, authorities are trying shock tactics to catch the publics attention and drive home crucial health messages in a country that has the highest virus death toll in Southeast Asia.



A video circulating online shows that two men without masks are laying down inside a dummy coffin for few minutes.



The public order enforcers asked them to obey the health protocols in order to avoid the risk of infection and transmission of coronavirus.



According to a gubernatorial regulation, failure to wear a mask in public in Jakarta is punishable by fines up to $16.90 or 60 minutes of community service.



“Its a tiring job because people dont understand the danger of the COVID-19 disease,” said Mulyana during a coffin procession along a street in Jakartas southern Cilandak area, a sprawling suburb with business centres and both middle class and poorer districts.



Nearby, other officials held up placards and used loudhailers to urge residents to follow health protocols, including wearing masks and social distancing.



The alarming stunt is one of a string deployed amid desperate case numbers: Indonesia on Thursday recorded a record daily spike in coronavirus infections and now has more than 180,000 cases and at least 7,750 deaths. Jakarta has been the epicentre of Indonesias outbreak, accounting for nearly a quarter of cases in the world’s fourth most populous country.



Elsewhere, tactics used to draw awareness to the virus have even included deploying a cast of ghosts to patrol streets of a village in Java, hoping an age-old superstition will keep people indoors.



Until now people are still not aware that using a mask is very important, said Mulyana. He said he hoped seeing a coffin would make people realise the danger of the disease.



Some residents watching on said the coffin parade could help get the message across.



Now, people can understand (the consequence). Without this (initiative) people will always break the rules, said 74-year-old Masno.



The daily procession started last week and is expected to run for two weeks until Sept 10.



“We hope it will frighten the public and increase their awareness, and that residents in Jakarta will be receptive,” said Encu Suhani, deputy chief of Cilandak’s local government.



This is not the first time that the Jakarta administration displayed a coffin as a warning against COVID-19.



Governor Anies Baswedan on Tuesday inaugurated the COVID-19 Monument in Sunter Jaya, North Jakarta.

上周二(9月1日),雅加达首都特区省长阿尼斯·巴斯韦丹在雅加达北部 Sunter Jaya 为新冠肺炎纪念碑揭幕


The monument was built in a form of coffin equipped with information board containing warning sentences, appeals, and data on the accumulation of COVID-19 cases in the city.


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