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Fed up by the same, an Indonesian politician has now decided to scare rulebreakers by locking them in a ‘haunted house’ to teach them a lesson. Also Read - COVID-19: Reasons Why Mild Coronavirus Symptoms Can Suddenly Turn Severe
As per an AFP report, Sragen regency head Kusdinar Untung Yuni Sukowati has instructed communities to repurpose abandoned houses that were feared to be haunted and convert them into quarantine centres. Also Read - India Loses 270 Doctors in Second Wave of Coronavirus; 50 Deaths in 24 Hours
“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,” Sukowati said.
So far, 5 people have been sent to such ‘haunted houses’. It isn’t known just how long violators will be held in the haunted house.
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