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Unsung heroes go above, beyond during pandemic

  • Ardila Syakriah, Tri Indah Oktavianti, Nina Loasana and Budi Sutrisno

    Jakarta

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Jakarta   /   Wed, March 3 2021   /  01:00 am
Art that teaches: Children ride their bikes past a mural that promotes a variety of messages, such as health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic and respecting one’s elders, in Kalipasir, Central Jakarta, on Tuesday.(JP/Seto Wardhana)

A year to the date after President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced Indonesia’s first two confirmed COVID-19 cases, the virus has changed the lives of many in the country. Millions have contracted the illness, and millions more remain at risk of infection. Hundreds of thousands have lost loved ones, and the global economic downturn has affected both employers and employees. Still, some people have risen to meet these challenges and keep the world spinning, not only for themselves but also for those around them. Many have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help others in need, despite their own hardships. Here are a few glimpses into the stories of some of these unsung heroes. Read also: Without govt support, COVID-19 testing remains low in Indonesia Aryati, medical specialist Indonesia’s COVID-19 testing program has encountered many obstacle...