What happened: A small town in Indonesia has reportedly using volunteers dressed as ghosts to try to scare people into social distancing over the coronavirus.
In Indonesian folklore, ghostly figures known as “pocong” are said to represent the trapped souls of the dead.The initiative was organised by the head of a youth group in coordination with local police.
What people are saying: A local mosque worker named Anjar Panca told The Jakarta Post that the unusual social distancing tactic was very successful because the pocong reminded locals of the potentially deadly consequences of the coronavirus.
Indonesia currently has 488K confirmed Covid-19 cases with 15,678 deaths. At 9.1 percent, the nation also has one of the highest death rates in Southeast Asia.