The measure seeks to regulate the flow of visitors from the capital Jakarta and from other large cities.
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As the Covid-19 coronavirus spreads around the world, governments in various countries are using a wide variety of alternatives to ensure that people respect quarantine regulations to prevent the spread of the scourge.
A very curious example, as Vice reports, is that of Indonesia . The health authorities in the town of Sragen announced that any quarantine offender will be locked in a “haunted house”.
“The idea is that if there is an empty house or a haunted house in a village, the offenders should be isolated there,” said Kusdinar Untung Yuni Sukowati, head of the Sragen administrative division on the island of Java.
The measure seeks to regulate the flow of visitors to Sragen from the capital Jakarta and from other major cities. Although it seems ridiculous, this initiative has already been applied with five people who have been locked in haunted houses.
In another town, in Sepat, the authorities put the offenders in a “haunted house” where they spent two weeks and were monitored by cameras.
Heri Susanto, one of the offenders, claimed not to have seen a ghost so far, but that “it was a punishment for the good of all, I have learned the lesson.”
In your country, which famous haunted houses would you use to apply this measure?