Text by: Yuliasri Perdani
The government has issued new health protocols for workplaces to usher in the so-called “new normal” even as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise.
The protocols will be gradually implemented in early June, starting with the reopening of offices and shopping centers. The government expects to complete by late July, all sectors – including education and tourism – can operate while still applying strict health protocols.
In the lead up to the new normal, Indonesia Bersatu Lawan Covid-19 (Indonesia Unite Against COVID-19) volunteers intensify mass rapid tests in Jakarta.
Meanwhile, the Jakarta Police keeps warding off travelers, who do not have necessary documents, from entering the capital.
Gravediggers in Pondok Ranggon, East Jakarta, also joined the campaign to encourage residents to maintain physical distancing. For months now, they have toiled around the clock to bury deceased COVID-19 patients.
As of May 28, Indonesia recorded 24,538 COVID-19 cases with 1,496 deaths