Around the world, there are already thousands who refuse to use face masks as a protection measure during the Covid-19 pandemic, and they have even grouped themselves in anti-mask communities, organized protests, and others. On the other hand, the authorities demand this article’s use to enter shops, public transport, and practically anywhere and at all times, which obviously means a confrontation and the application of some drastic measures, as is happening in Indonesia.
Faced with the refusal to use the mask, and even the fact that some of them insist that the pandemic is a lie, the authorities of Gresik, in East Java, Indonesia, decided to give an example to these people and led them to dig the graves of those who have died from Covid-19, so that they realize that it is a real disease and that it is killing hundreds of thousands around the world, in addition to that physical exertion is a punishment for putting yourself at risk and exposing people to others.
The worst of all is that these rebels had to work hard, because digging graves is not something easy, and more so using face masks, so their refusal to use it in other places was worse, because they ended up tired and also using the article they had refused. For their part, the authorities stated that they hope that with this measure, people will abandon their position of not protecting themselves, and also, according to Suyono, the district chief in Cerme, there were only three gravediggers, and the pandemic has generated a large number of corpses, so they needed help.
Indonesia has registered more than 220 thousand cases of people infected by Covid-19, which is why preventive measures have been tightened to prevent a greater number of infections, and of course, deaths. In the main cities, such as Jakarta, the capital, activities have been restricted, and only those that are considered essential are allowed to operate, and that only with 50% of the staff, in addition to schools, parks, and the rest of the public spaces remain closed.
Through social networks, there are not a few who have expressed themselves in favor of this type of measures and have asked for them to be replicated in other countries, although on the other hand, there are those who support not using the mask, but are also exposed to the fact that measures are increasingly toughened, and that is that even though some have relaxed, the reality is that the pandemic has not yet passed. Even in some areas there is already talk of a second outbreak.