A Jakarta’s commuter train’s staff checks on body temperature of a passenger at Sudirman station in Central Jakarta. Unlike many other neighboring countries which imposed lockdown on their population in order to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, Indonesian government takes a different measure called arge Scale Social Restriction (Pembatasan Sosial Berskala Besar). Despite advised to stay home, many people still go outside for various reasons, including working. All public transit, including the crowded commuter train, still work, albeit with limited schedule.
As of May 2, 2020, based on Indonesian government’s official count, there are 10,843 positive cases and 831 deaths in the whole Indonesian archipelago. The number is still expected to rise in the upcoming days as various studies believe the total cases are much higher since Indonesia ranks among the lowest testing-rate in the world.