A man cries as he hugs a wooden grave marker at Rorotan Cemetery in Cilincing, North Jakarta, on July 23, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

North Jakarta Cemetery Sees Fewer Covid-19 Burials

BY :YUDHA BASKORO

JULY 25, 2021

Jakarta. The daily number of Covid-19 burials at Rorotan Public Cemetery in Cilincing, North Jakarta has dropped to below 100 in recent days. The grim view of ambulances waiting in queue for the funeral is no longer seen.

This is in sharp contrast to the hectic situation in early July when the three-hectare burial ground received between 100 and 200 bodies every day.

Jakarta is the epicenter of the Indonesian outbreak and currently home to 25 percent of confirmed cases nationwide. The capital city along with all other provinces in Java imposed a three-week Covid-19 lockdown on July 3 and it was later extended to Sunday.Indonesia has seen daily Covid-19 death toll top 1,000 over the past week, the deadliest period since the pandemic started.

 

Tombs at Rorotan Cemetery in Cilincing, North Jakarta on July 23, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Wooden memorial crosses are seen at Covid-29 burial ground in Cilincing, North Jakarta on July 23, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Aerial view of Rorotan Cemetery during the dusk on July 23, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
The aerial view of Rorotan Cemetery at dusk on July 23, 2021 shows two excavators are deployed to dig graves for Covid-19 victims. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Funeral service worker sleeps during the dusk at Rorotan Cemetery in Cilincing, North Jakarta on July 23, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A funeral worker falls asleep in the middle of graves at Rorotan Cemetery in Cilincing, North Jakarta on July 23, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Health worker drives an ambulance at Rorotan Cemetery in Cilincing, North Jakarta on July 23, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A funeral car leaves Rorotan Cemetery in Cilincing, North Jakarta on July 23, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Funeral service workers lower the plastic-wrapped coffin into the ground during the Covid-19 funeral at Rorotan Cemetery in Cilincing, North Jakarta, on July 23, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Funeral workers lower the plastic-wrapped coffin of a Covid-19 victim with an excavator in the background at Rorotan Cemetery in Cilincing, North Jakarta, on July 23, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man performs adzan as a part of the Islamic funeral ritual at Rorotan Cemetery in Cilincing, North Jakarta on July 23, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man proclaims the call to prayer as part of the Islamic funeral ritual at Rorotan Cemetery in Cilincing, North Jakarta on July 23, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A family of the deceased pray next to the grave at Rorotan Cemetery in Cilincing, North Jakarta, on July 23, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Grieving relatives stand and pray next to the grave at Rorotan Cemetery in Cilincing, North Jakarta, on July 23, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A family of the deceased pray next to the grave at Rorotan Cemetery in Cilincing, North Jakarta, on July 23, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Mourners pray next to the grave of a Covid-19 victim at Rorotan Cemetery in Cilincing, North Jakarta, on July 23, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Tombs at Rorotan Cemetery in Cilincing, North Jakarta on July 23, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Wooden grave marker crosses are seen at Rorotan Cemetery in Cilincing, North Jakarta on July 23, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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