Curated by Ricky Yudhistira
Idul Fitri is approaching and Muslims in Indonesia are torn between keeping some traditions alive or maintaining physical distancing in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many took the risk of contracting the virus by shopping for new clothes for the holiday at the Tanah Abang shopping area in Central Jakarta. A gold store in Malang, East Java, even recorded a jump in sales on the last days of Ramadan.
Many Muslims, wanting to keep a safe distance, have paid their compulsory alms through online transactions or drive-thru alms centers.
Idul Fitri is supposed to be a time to gather with family. But this is not the case this year for many health workers, public order officers and other essential workers.
As this photo story shows, they are still working hard to detect more COVID-19 cases, while making sure that everyone adheres to social distancing rules. (yps)