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Indonesians who violate distancing rules could soon be forced to clean toilets

Christian Fernsby |
Indonesians who violate social distancing rules in the capital could soon find themselves forced to clean toilets to atone for their sins.

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Topics: INDONESIA   

Latrine duty is among a range of punishments listed in new rules aimed at battling coronavirus infections in the South-east Asian megacity of Jakarta.

Going outside without a mask can result in a 250,000 rupiah (S$24) fine, while residents gathering in crowds could be forced to clean public facilities including toilets while wearing a vest that labels them as rule-breakers.

Firms that ignore shutdown orders or violate public health rules can be hit with fines of up to 50 million rupiah under rules made public this week.

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