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Jakarta Post

Weekly gallery: Stronger together

Mon, August 10, 2020   /   10:13 am
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    An informal waste sorter walks past a COVID-19-themed mural in Rempoa, South Jakarta, on Aug. 2. Jakarta accounts for 19.7 percent of the country’s COVID-19 cases, behind only East Java in its provincial tally. JP/Seto Wardhana

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    A worker covers a supermarket display at AEON Mall in Tangerang, Banten, on Aug. 6. The Tangerang regency administration has closed the mall from Aug. 6 to 13 after two employees tested positive for COVID-19. JP/Seto Wardhana

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    Public Facility Maintenance Agency (PPSU) workers build an ondel-ondel (traditional Betawi puppet) out of plastic waste at the Kemayoran district office in Jakarta on Aug. 4. The large puppet will be used in a celebration of Indonesian Independence Day on Aug. 17. JP/Seto Wardhana

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    Jakarta Police traffic officers stop motorcyclists during Operation Patuh Jaya 2020 – an effort to enforce PSBB restrictions and traffic laws in the city – on Jl. Imam Bonjol in Central Jakarta on Aug. 3. The Jakarta Police ticketed about 23,000 drivers in the first 10 days of the operation. JP/Dhoni Setiawan

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    Pedestrians cross Jl. MH Thamrin in Central Jakarta on Aug. 3. The business district remains relatively empty as many workers continue to work from home. JP/Dhoni Setiawan

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    Members of the Wellness Community for the Elderly and Pre-Elderly (KKLP) exercise in front of Kita Market in South Tangerang, Banten, on Aug. 4. The event sought to improve the health and wellness of the community during the pandemic. JP/Dhoni Setiawan

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    A student does schoolwork online at the home of Sri Wiwoho, a resident of the Depok Mulya I housing complex, in Depok, West Java, on Aug. 3. Sri has provided a learning space and free internet access for children in the neighborhood. JP/P.J. Leo

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    A monkey plays with its master’s hair on the banks of the West Flood Canal in Tomang Pulo, West Jakarta, on Aug. 7. Topeng monyet (Monkey street performances) have resumed as Jakarta continues to ease large-scale social restrictions (PSBB). JP/P.J.Leo

In many neighborhoods of Greater Jakarta, you will find murals with the same message: End the COVID-19 pandemic.

They seek to convey important advice to communities in Jakarta amid scattered information from the government and a flood of COVID-19 hoaxes on the internet.

In addition to street art, many community members have taken the initiative to support others during the pandemic.

One community in South Tangerang, Banten, for example, organized workout classes for senior citizens to help them stay fit. Meanwhile, a resident of Depok, West Java, opened her home to students who needed internet access for their studies.