Kampung Grogol Residents Limit Activities in The Slum Neighborhood

JAKARTA : The residents of Kampung Grogol, a slum neighborhood in Central Jakarta, still limit activities in their community, following the city’s decision to keep social restrictions in place to curb the spread of the Covid-19 disease.

In the morning, children at Kampung Grogol are seen attending online schools in their houses. Old people sunbathe on the railway. There are some placards that read Covid-19 awareness messages to maintain physical distancing and advice to always wear a mask.

A garbage collector removes trash from Ciliwung River that passes by Kampung Grogol in Central Jakarta on Monday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan extended Jakarta’s transitional restrictions last week. Under the transition period restrictions, offices, shops, and shopping centers can open at half of their maximum capacity while implementing strict health protocol.

The transitional period has been extended three times since it was first implemented on June 5. The transition period will end soon on August 27. Jakarta reported 628 new Covid-19 cases on average this week, growing 11 percent from a week ago. In total, the capital has recorded 34,740 cases as of Tuesday, with 1,129 of the cases ended in deaths.

A man carries his child inside Kampung Grogol in Central Jakarta on Monday (24/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man carries his child in an alley at Kampung Grogol in Central Jakarta on Monday (24/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man waves a flag as a train passes at a rail way in Kampung Grogol, Central Jakarta on Monday (24/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man waves a flag as a train passes at a railway at Kampung Grogol, Central Jakarta on Monday (24/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Some women buy groceries at small market inside at Kampung Grogol in Central Jakarta on Monday (24/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Some women buy groceries at small market inside at Kampung Grogol in Central Jakarta on Monday (24/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man holds a bird at Kampung Grogol in Central Jakarta on Monday (24/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man holds a bird at Kampung Grogol in Central Jakarta on Monday (24/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A boy take online class at his home in Kampung Grogol, Central Jakarta on Monday (24/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A boy attends an online class in his home at Kampung Grogol, Central Jakarta on Monday (24/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man helps a trader cross a rail way at Kampung Grogol in Central Jakarta on Monday (24/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man helps a trader cross the railway at Kampung Grogol in Central Jakarta on Monday (24/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A woman watches her new born baby at Kampung Grogol in Central Jakarta on Monday (24/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A woman watches her newborn baby at Kampung Grogol in Central Jakarta on Monday (24/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
An old man sits in his home at Kampung Grogol in Central Jakarta on Monday (24/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
An old man sits in his home at Kampung Grogol in Central Jakarta on Monday (24/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Peoples wearing mask carry coffin at Kampung Grogol in Central Jakarta on Monday (24/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Peoples wearing masks carry a coffin at Kampung Grogol in Central Jakarta on Monday (24/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

BY :YUDHA BASKORO – JAKARTA GLOBE

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