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Jakarta Post

Weekly Gallery: Fight goes on

Sun, December 13, 2020   /   07:59 am
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    A woman carries her bicycle across railway tracks in Kramat, Central Jakarta, on Nov. 30. Because railway lines are not separated from residential areas, people often cross the tracks, thereby endangering their lives. JP/P.J. Leo

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    Health workers transport patients by school bus to the emergency COVID-19 hospital in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, from the Kebayoran Lama community health center in South Jakarta on Nov. 30. JP/Dhoni Setiawan

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    A police officer guards a Pertamina fuel station on Jl. MT Haryono in South Jakarta after a fuel tanker had caught fire on Dec. 1. Fuel station workers managed to put out the flames. JP/Wendra Ajistyatama

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    A Jakarta Fire and Rescue Agency officer disinfects City Hall on Dec. 1. The disinfection was carried out after Governor Anies Baswedan and Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria had tested positive for COVID-19. JP/Seto Wardhana

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    Members of the Papuan Students Alliance (AMP) take a ride in a bus in Jakarta on Dec. 1 prior to staging a rally in conjunction with the commemoration of the declaration of the West Papua State on Dec. 1, 1965. Rallygoers reject the government’s policy to give special autonomy to Indonesia’s easternmost provinces and demand that the people of West Papua are granted self-determination instead. JP/Seto Wardhana

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    Workers install the roof of an LRT station on Jl. Rasuna Said in South Jakarta on Dec. 2. The Jakarta administration has announced its intention to change the planned route of the LRT line to run from Pegangsaan 2 via Velodrome to Klender instead of to Dukuh Atas, as previously planned. JP/P.J.Leo

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    Graffiti artists embellish concrete pillars of the Cawang-Tanjung Priuk elevated toll road in East Jakarta on Dec. 4. Through the murals, the artists want to remind the public to adhere to health protocol. A day before, Indonesia shattered its COVID-19 daily record with more than 8,000 new cases. JP/P.J.Leo

Roughly nine months after the first COVID-19 cases were detected in Indonesia, health workers and authorities are still struggling to contain the outbreak. Instead of detecting fewer cases in the ninth month, health authorities recorded another record in daily COVID-19 cases with more than 8,000 new infections detected on Dec. 3. More state officials, including Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, tested positive for the coronavirus disease.

The fight goes on. Apart from medical personnel, Papuan students continue to voice their protest over the government’s plan on Papuan special autonomy as they demand self-determination.

In the era of physical distancing, authorities look to connect more regions around the capital city by continuing construction on the light rapid transit (LRT) railway network. The Jakarta administration recently announced a change of an LRT route.