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Jakarta Post

City back to 'normal' after big floods

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sun, January 5, 2020   /  08:23 pm
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Teachers and students of SMA 8 state high school clean their school after it was flooded in Bukit Duri, Tebet, South Jakarta on Saturday.(Antara/Aprillio Akbar)

As floods that submerged parts of Greater Jakarta on the first days of 2020 receded, the capital city prepared to return to business as usual, especially after the weeks-long school holidays came to an end on Sunday. The Jakarta administration conducted kerja bakti (community work) for about six hours on Sunday at 388 community units (RW) affected by floods throughout the city. Jakarta Education Agency acting head Syaifullah said the waters had completely receded in 211 schools affected by the floods as of Sunday. It was good news as students are resuming school activities today. In addition, no school property has been seriously damaged as the agency had issued circulars dated Dec. 17 to more than 2,000 schools throughout the city to keep important documents and computers in safe places during the holiday season, he said. The agency also issued circulars on Jan. 2 instru...