The nation of Australia (which most of the rest of the world still refers to, in jest, as a "democracy") is soon to be home to an innovative new COVID-19 mitigation measure that will require many residents to send hostage photographs of themselves to prove they're staying at home during quarantine.
Those in home-based quarantine will need to download an app, developed by the South Australian Government, to prove they are staying home while required to...
The app will contact people at random asking them to provide proof of their location within 15 minutes.
"We don't tell them how often or when, on a random basis they have to reply within 15 minutes," Mr Marshall said.
If a person cannot successfully verify their location or identity when requested, SA Health will notify SA Police who will conduct an in-person check on the person in quarantine.
Sounds nightmarish, dystopian, almost literally Orwellian.
In other words, it sounds a lot like Australia's permanent new normal under COVID!
One Australian newspaper, meanwhile, is choosing to look on the bright side of things:
Home quarantine for just a week could be the future of international travel in Australia
Just a week! What a wonderful, beautiful future to contemplate Down Under.
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