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Jakarta Post

Murals raise public awareness about COVID-19

  • Arief Suhardiman


Jakarta   /   Mon, September 28 2020   /  01:00 am
Risky: A motorist without a helmet or face mask drives along Jl. Terogong Raya in South Jakarta.(JP/Arief Suhardiman)

To raise awareness, murals are being used to alert people of the dangers of COVID-19 and remind them to follow health protocols during the pandemic. Stick to the rules: A road mural reminds people of the importance of following health protocols. (JP/Arief Suhardiman) Many of such murals can be found in South Jakarta, all reminding people to be active in antivirus campaigns. Messages such as bersama lawan COVID-19 (together we fight COVID-19), (#StayAtHome), lekas sembuh bumiku (get well quick my Earth), disiplin memakai masker (disciplined in wearing face masks) adorn the walls of buildings and parks. Morbid reminder: A mural depicts the interment of a COVID-19 victim. (JP/Arief Suhardiman) The use of murals is expected to draw more attention from people who may lack awareness about the dangers of the disease. Many people pass by without wearing a mask. Contrast: A w...