A man lifts weight as he sunbathes outside his home in Petamburan, Central Jakarta, on Friday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Jakartans Turn to Sunbathing to Improve Immune System
BY :YUDHA BASKORO
APRIL 10, 2020
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.
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.