On today's episode of stupid an Indonesian man who tested positive for Covid, has been arrested after he attempted to evade Covid protocols by disguising himself as his wife by wearing his wife's niqab — a veil that covers all of the face except for the eyes.
The man identified by CNN as only "DW," intentionally disguised himself as his wife and used her identification and negative PCR test to board a domestic Citilink flight from Jakarta to Ternate.
The craziest part of the story is he almost got away with it! He was only caught after already boarding the plane and entering the bathroom wearing women's clothing, then exiting in men's clothing. A flight attendant noticed the unusual change and notified authorities on the ground, who were waiting for the passenger as he exited the plane!
Indonesia is seeing an increase in Covid-19 cases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently has Indonesia under a Level 4 travel health notice, which signifies a “very high” level of Covid-19 and an “avoid travel” advisory.