Indonesia locks Quarantine Violaters in Haunted houses

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Superstition comes to the aid again in Sragen regency, Central Java. According to Tribun Jateng, people who have recently travelled back from cities/ other islands, as well as those who are under observation for coronavirus, were asked to self-isolate for 14 days. But when a few broke the rules, they were locked inside an abandoned haunted house situated in the middle of a rice field.

In the absence of a dedicated quarantine facility, Sragen Regent Kusdinar Untung Yuni Sukowati asked officials to clean the haunted house for violators. Suara quoted her saying,

“If they disobey self-isolation [orders], several villages have asked for my permission to quarantine them in an abandoned elementary school or abandoned houses. I gave my permission. If need be, they should be locked inside — in a haunted house if necessary. But we’d still feed them and monitor them.”