Volunteers are taking on the appearance of ghosts and sneaking around evening time to panic individuals into adhering to coronavirus lockdowns in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Wearing white bedsheets, the ‘ghosts’ have been seen leaping out at clueless bystanders in dark places, remaining on vehicles in left vehicle stops and sitting on seats in broad daylight spaces.
It is one of the most strange measures planned for controlling the spread of the infection, however, it mirrors a well-established superstition in parts of Southeast Asia.
Known as “pocong”, the spooky figures are commonly enveloped by white covers with powdered countenances and kohl-rimmed eyes, and they speak to the caught spirits of the dead.
Kepuh town, on Java island, has conveyed a cast of “apparitions” to watch the places and advance social distancing.
Yet, when they originally began showing up this month they had the contrary impact.
Rather than keeping individuals in, they brought them out to get a brief look at the nebulous visions.