An Indonesian couple caught having pre-marital sex were flogged a hundred times each.
The couple wore face masks and had their temperature checked before punishment outside a mosque, according to this article.
The man’s flogging was briefly paused as he could not bear the pain, while a second flogger had to be pressed into service for lashing of his female partner, according to the same article.
“This young couple deserved a hundred lashes because they violated Islamic law,” said Agus Kelana Putra, head of general crime division, as quoted by the SCMP.
Dozens watched the flogging, a spectacle criticized by human rights groups but which regularly attracted hundreds before the pandemic, according to the same article.
“Not so many people came today because they’ve seen it many times before – or they’re afraid of Covid-19,”local resident Faisal said.