President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has called on Indonesians to “coexist” with COVID-19 as the government implements a “new normal” to keep the economy running.
But coexisting with the virus is far from easy.
The number of new COVID-19 cases in Indonesia has continued to increase following the implementation of the new normal. In Jakarta, the city administration temporarily closed down a dozen markets after vendors and buyers tested positive for the virus.
On June 21, thousands of Jakartans jogged and cycled on the main roads of Central Jakarta during the revival of Car Free Day (CFD). Afterwards, the city administration decided once again to suspend the weekly event over health concerns. [yps]