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Jakartans Turn to Sunbathing to Improve Immune System

BY :YUDHA BASKORO JAKARTA GLOBE FRI, APRIL 10, 2020

A woman sunbathing on the track near the West Flood Canal in Tanah Abang. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

JAKARTA – Residents of Petamburan and Tanah Abang in Central Jakarta, a densely populated area divided by the city’s Commuter Line train’s track, have a new hobby: sunbathing early in the morning. They believe the practice improves the body’s immune system and helps protect them from coronavirus.

An old lady enjoying a spot of the sun in front of her home near the West Flood Canal on Friday morning screams “Die, you virus! Go away, corona!” as she does her light exercises.

A family sunbathes together outside their home in Petamburan. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Today is the first day the Jakarta provincial government starts implementing large-scale social restriction (PSBB), an epidemic containment measures a step below total area lockdown.

Other residents lift weights, play badminton or sit on the track chatting with their neighbors. Every five minutes, a train would pass, sending them scampering back to their dark houses.

Chatting with neighbors. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Breakfast time for some. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Breakfast time for some. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Sunbathing and exercising in Tanah Abang. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

The scene this morning – the first day of Jakarta under ‘large-scale social restriction’ – in Petamburan. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

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From: JAKARTA GLOBE INDONESIA, FRI, APRIL 10, 2020

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