Ghosts pandemic: ghosts frighten the inhabitants of Indonesia and Malaysia during the quarantine

In Indonesia and Malaysia volunteers dress up in costumes of ghosts and wandering around at night, scaring people. These seemingly strange measures aimed at controlling the spread of coronavirus. In addition, they reflect the ancient traditions of the peoples of South-East Asia. In the Indonesian village of Kepu created a detachment of "ghosts" to deal with irresponsible people who do not comply with self-isolation.Ghostly figures wrapped in white cloth, with powdered faces and painted with black paint eyes, in Indonesia call "pocong". They symbolize the dead souls of the dead.

In the village of Kepu on the island of Java there was a detachment of "ghosts" who patrol the streets and promote compliance with social distance. So they want to help contain the spread of the virus. However, their first appearance affected the people in the opposite way. Instead of sitting at home, residents took to the streets to see the ghosts.

Ghosts pandemic: ghosts frighten the inhabitants of Indonesia and Malaysia during the quarantine

Now in Indonesia, more than 4,500 confirmed cases and 399 deaths COVID-19. Experts predict that the mortality rate in the country may reach 140,000, and the number of cases — 1.5 million, if the government will not toughen measures of quarantine.

Ghosts pandemic: ghosts frighten the inhabitants of Indonesia and Malaysia during the quarantine

Ghosts pandemic: ghosts frighten the inhabitants of Indonesia and Malaysia during the quarantine

Ghosts pandemic: ghosts frighten the inhabitants of Indonesia and Malaysia during the quarantine

In Malaysia confirmed 4,800 cases COVID-19 and 77 deaths from complications of the virus.

Why not come up with to lighten the mood during isolation. The Australian has launched a new trend during the period of quarantine: to take the trash out in extravagant outfits.

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