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Weekly Gallery: Back to square one

Wed, September 23, 2020   /   11:15 am
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    A woman browses through clothing at a stall at the Tanah Abang Market, Central Jakarta, on Sunday, September 13. 2020. Jakarta has gone back to full large-scale social restrictions for two weeks, from Sept. 14 to 25. JP/Seto Wardhana

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    A Jakarta Public Order Agency official stands guard near a mannequin reminding people about the danger of COVID-19 in Sunter, North Jakarta, on Tuesday, September 15. 2020. JP/Seto Wardhana

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    A mosque security guard locks the doors of Cut Meutia Mosque in Central Jakarta on Thursday, September 17, 2020. The city administration has reimposed full large-scale social restrictions to combat a COVID-19 spike in the capital that has strained hospital resources. JP/Seto Wardhana

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    Members of the Ebamukai Solidarity Team wear Papuan traditional attire during their visit to the office of the Finance Ministry’s Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) in Central Jakarta on Wednesday, September 16. 2020. They group has raised more than Rp 773.8 million (US$51,900) from Papuans to refund the government-sponsored scholarship received by Indonesian human rights lawyer Veronica Koman, who was recently asked to repay the funding, allegedly because of her advocacy on behalf of Papuans. JP/Dhoni Setiawan

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    A man is forced to do push-ups by joint security task force personnel on Friday, September 18. 2020 as punishment for his failure to wear a mask. The public punishment was part of a police operation designed to enforce COVID-19 health protocols in Cinere, Depok, West Java. Violators of the protocols are subject to fines or non-judicial punishments such as sweeping the roads, singing national songs or doing push-ups. JP/Dhoni Setiawan

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    Family members watch as gravediggers bury the body of a COVID-19 patient at the Pondok Ranggon cemetery in East Jakarta, on Monday, September 14. 2020. Despite efforts to curb the outbreak, the death toll continues to climb and the cemetery is expected to be out of space by October. JP/P.J. Leo

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    Hindu worshippers sprinkle holy water at Pura Adhitya Jaya before prayers during Galungan celebrations in Rawamangun, East Jakarta, on Wednesday, September 16. 2020. The holiday marks the time when ancestral spirits visit the Earth to see their descendants. JP/P.J. Leo

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    Cyclists ride on the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Central Jakarta, on Sunday, September 20. 2020. The first week of reimposed large-scale social restrictions saw a significant drop in the number of cyclists on the corridor along Jl. Sudirman and Jl. MT Haryono. JP/Wendra Ajistyatama

More than six months after the COVID-19 outbreak began in the country, the capital has gone back to square one, with the pandemic showing no signs of abating any time soon.

Last Monday marked the reimposition of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in Jakarta after a period of “transitional” and more relaxed restrictions, but the daily case count has yet to recede. The Health Ministry reported a new daily high of 4,168 new confirmed cases on Saturday, 988 of which were in Jakarta. (dio)