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Jakarta Post

Weekly Gallery: Forgotten but not gone

Tue, August 25, 2020   /   03:24 pm
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    A resident checks the electricity panel at a low-cost apartment in Bendungan Hilir, West Jakarta, on Aug. 18. The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry’s electricity director general, Rida Mulyana, said that this year's electricity subsidy was projected to increase to Rp 62.93 trillion (US$4.29 billion). JP/Seto Wardhana

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    A cyclist rides by a fake coffin guarded by a mannequin dressed in protective gear in Kemang, South Jakarta, on Aug. 17. The display is part of a campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of COVID-19. JP/Dhoni Setiawan

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    Workers set up a structure for a billboard in Sudirman, Central Jakarta, on Aug.19. The Indonesian Advertisers Association (Appina) said that the COVID-19 outbreak had resulted in an increase in advertisement placements on digital media. JP/Dhoni Setiawan

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    Teachers from the Al Amanah kindergarten in South Tangerang, Banten, pay a teaching visit to a student’s home on Aug. 19. Aside from visiting their students’ homes once every two weeks, the teachers have also organized online classes since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. JP/Dhoni Setiawan

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    A worker prays at the construction site of phase II of the Jakarta MRT project during his break on Aug. 20. The 5.8 kilometer phase II will have seven underground stations: Sarinah, Monas, Harmoni, Sawah Besar, Mangga Besar, Glodok and Kota. JP/Dhoni Setiawan

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    Children play at Kampung Akuarium in North Jakarta on Aug. 21. The Jakarta administration will redevelop Kampung Akuarium using a kampung susun (vertical village) concept. The project is set to begin in September with a budget of around Rp 62 billion (US$4.19 million). JP/Dhoni Setiawan

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    A worker covers up a diorama of the country’s founding president Sukarno inside the Naskah Proklamasi Museum in Central Jakarta on Aug. 18. The museum is undergoing renovations. -JP/Wendra Ajistyatama

Offices, schools, shops and other public facilities have continued to reopen after the government announced the transition to the so-called “new normal” in early June.

As many members of the public return to their pre-coronavirus activities, it may seem that the COVID-19 outbreak in the country is over.

However, appearances may be deceiving, as the number of the new confirmed COVID-19 cases announced by the Health Ministry has risen to an average of around 2,000 per day in the past week. (rdi)