Ten months in, Indonesia has yet to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, and significant daily case spikes occurred after an extended weekend from Oct. 28 to Nov. 1. Meanwhile, cemeteries have been running out of space for the deceased, prompting authorities to bury them in other places.
Despite the grim conditions, protests rage on as people demand that the government revoke the recently passed Job Creation Law and seek justice for people killed in Papua.
This week, the country also remembered people who lost their lives in traffic accidents, and activists marked World Children’s Day by urging the government to provide better protection for young people across the archipelago. (kuk)