Burial traditions clash with coronavirus safety in Indonesia
This has led to increasing incidents of bodies being taken from hospitals, rejection of COVID-19 health and safety procedures, and what some experts say is a lack of communication from the government. He had always washed his hands, worn a mask and followed health protocols issued by the government, according to local residents. Indonesia has confirmed more than 68,000 cases of the coronavirus, including over 3,350 deaths, the most infections and fatalities in Southeast Asia. The government is urging people to follow health protocols for coronavirus patients, but without the participation of local authorities, messaging if often disregarded. Bodies of coronavirus victims have also been stolen in other places across Indonesia.