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Two were assigned to each grave to teach them a tough lesson, the village leaders said.

Eight rebels in Gresik regency in east Java, Indonesia, were handed the severe penalty at a public cemetery in Ngabetan village.

Other countries have been forcing rule-breakers to do star jumps while threatening them with a Taser or spraying travellers with bleach in order to disinfect them

People who break mask-wearing rules in Indonesia have been forced to dig graves for the dead

An Indian woman wears a protective mask in a crowded market in New Delhi, India

“Hopefully this can create a deterrent against further violations.”

People who refuse to wear masks to protect others from catching coronavirus have been forced to dig graves for the dead in an extreme punishment.

Cerme district head Suyono said: “There are only three available grave diggers at the moment, so I thought I might as well put these people to work with them.

Covid-19 cases are rocketing in the Cerme region which has sparked the extreme punishment.

He works from 7am to midnight burying the dead and is “worried” his neighbours see him as a super spreader of the killer virus.

Nadi bin Eji, who works in at one of the two graveyards in Jakarta where coronavirus victims are buried said around 2,600 people have been buried since the start of the outbreak.

Authorities across the globe have been using full force to crack down on infections.

Indonesia has seen more than 215,000 cases of the deadly bug and locals are under strict measures to try and contain the spread.

Hardline police in Paraguay took no mercy on people who broke coronavirus regulations. They forced perpetrators to do star jumps while being threatened with a taser.

And in Punjab, people accused of breaking quarantine rules were forced to do squats while shouting: “We are enemies of society. We cannot sit at home.”

Migrant Indian workers arriving from Delhi were seen crouching by the side of the road as they were sprayed with bleach in a bid to disinfect them.

She said chatting to another family from across the street falls foul of new coronavirus rules and said she would report her own neighbours if she spotted them flouting regulations.

In Britain, Home Secretary Priti Patel warned the government would take a tough stance on anyone found breaking the new Rule of Six laws.

Ms Patel added: “The rule of six is about making sure people are being conscientious and not putting people’s health at risk. Coronavirus is increasing.”

People who break mask-wearing rules in Indonesia have been forced to dig graves for the dead (Image: NurPhoto/PA Images)

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