A family visits the grave of a dead relative at Karet Tengsin public cemetery in Central Jakarta on Wednesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Ramadan Tradition Persists During Pandemic
BY :YUDHA BASKORO
APRIL 23, 2020
The Jakarta provincial government has ordered the city's Muslim residents to drop a Ramadan tradition of visiting the graves of dead relatives before the fasting month starts on Friday.
The Karet Bivak and Karet Tengsin public cemeteries in Central Jakarta were quiet on Wednesday, when normally they would be filled with families praying next to simple graves.
The Jakarta City Park and Forest Agency has imposed a limit of five people per family allowed to enter any cemetery during the PSBB.
At the cemetery gates, municipal police officers explain the dos and don'ts for visitors, including always wearing a facemask and observing physical distancing.