Municipal workers bury a victim of Covid-19. Many villagers in Indonesia are rejecting such burials, reportedly out of fear and ignorance, leading some farmers to offer their land for burials. Photo: Reuters

In Indonesia, villagers are blocking burials of coronavirus victims, fearing contamination

  • Indonesia has Asia’s highest Covid-19 death toll outside mainland China, and farmers are donating land as families find it difficult to bury their loved ones
  • Protests have been held to block burials, with fake news, ignorance, vocal individuals and a lack of proper government communication blamed
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Municipal workers bury a victim of Covid-19. Many villagers in Indonesia are rejecting such burials, reportedly out of fear and ignorance, leading some farmers to offer their land for burials. Photo: Reuters
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